Reflections on Independence Day

Today is America’s birthday, but coronavirus might cause a few of its birthday parties to look a little different this year.

Since the 2020 celebrations might be a little more muted than normal, I decided to take a trip to the archives for a story about a Fourth of July past.

There’s a lot I’d change about how this story is written if I wrote it today, but I think it’s still a worth a holiday share.

It highlights some of my family’s normal traditions, and it offered a chance for reflections on Independence Day.

First published July 7, 2009 — and moved to WordPress in 2011 from its original home — here’s a story about fireworks and fire ants.

Happy Fourth of July, and God bless America.


This post is a response to Sue’s prompt, which is, “reflections.”

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