Sunday, July 4, 2010
Happy Fourth of July!
Tonight the city of Saratoga Springs will have its own fireworks display. It's always a great evening in Congress Park as people sit on blankets, some there for the whole day, waiting in happy anticipation for that first "BOOM!" I love watching the faces of little kids, the wonder and the oohs and aahs as the bright and explosive beauty in the sky unfolds.
For me, my memories of the fourth of July are predominantly focused on two parts of my life. First, as kids on Mac Arthur Drive in Saratoga Springs when all the neighbors came out after dark and the kids swirled sparklers in beautiful spirals in the night. It was small, and intimate, and very, very special. Second, the memory of July 4, 1985 will always and forever be, without a doubt, THE most memorable, for many reasons. I wrote about it in last year's blog for this holiday, and it can be found here.
Enjoy this long weekend and this uniquely American holiday! Have a great time!