Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The 4th of July Summer Long Celebration

Matthew over at The Oatmeal has captured my Gwennie.  She has actually hidden out in the shower for the better part of last week, as a result of the now, two week long 4th of July "celebrations".  I don't know if kids lighting fire crackers at all hours, was what John Adams had in mind when he said:

I am apt to believe that (this day) will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty....ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports,  bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore. 

On many of the past several days, we have had massive thunder and lightening storms, in between the fire cracker blasts.  I am thoroughly tired of fireworks, as is Gwennie. 


  1. We had a monster storm last night here in MO. I found flower pots scattered everywhere this morning. For some reason everyone and their uncle lit fireworks in my neck of the woods July 4. Made a noisy night.

  2. Ugh! That is so irritating. With the fireworks being illegal here, we got off easy. There were a couple of hours of noise, but not days, thankfully. Rigby gets scared too. It always makes me feel bad.

  3. I didn't realise the celebrations went on so long. Fireworks and thunderclaps just don't go together... there should be a law about it... smiles.