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July 4th

Three years ago the grand kids painted bird house gourds on July 4th, while waiting for the fireworks.  All took them home but one; the 15 year old at the time, thought he was too old to hang a hand … Continue reading

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Fruit Pizza

One family July 4th tradition that has evolved over the years is the fruit pizza resembling the American Flag.  It started long before 2014, I just couldn’t find the pictures. Hope you enjoyed the Fourth. Thought for the Day:  We … Continue reading

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Small-Town July 4th

Cedar Creek, Nebraska (pop. 300) has its own parade on July 4th.  Unpretentious, spontaneous, last-minute entries, no rules and no politicians make it fun for all ages.  The parade winds around the four nearby lakes of summer homes, so no … Continue reading

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July 4th Campfire

After a full day of swimming, boating, fishing, rope swinging into the lake, decorating the parade trailer, riding in the parade, badminton, feasting on bar-be-qued pulled pork and chicken wings, it’s time to relax around the campfire, roast marsh mellows, … Continue reading

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July 4th Parade

July 4th parades are de rigueur across the country, but nothing is more Americana than a small-town parade (Cedar Creek, NE.  pop. 310).  No public funds are available for fancy float contests, judges’ grand stand, professional clowns, balloon artists, etc. The … Continue reading

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Gettysburg

I’m late again.  I was hoping to post a piece on July 4th, but I was out celebrating my favorite national holiday … July 4th, Independence Day.  To me, every Fourth of July is special, but this one is the … Continue reading

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