Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day to my American Friends

To my British friends, neener neener, we won!  (And, aren't you glad?)

And, to the rest of you, I hope you are having a nice summer day.

If you live in a part of the world where it is summer, that is.

(Can't forget the international nature of the Internet).

Today is my favorite holiday but it's a lot of work.  I always have people over and even though I keep the menu simple, (hotdogs, grilled chicken, potato salad, watermelon, strawberry shortcake), it's true that cleaning the house, shopping, etc seems to take 100% of my energy, especially now as I am at my nadir and very tired.

But, tonight I will have some ice tea, eat a hotdog and a piece of chicken, and enjoy my family as they set off fireworks.  Another warm summer evening spent exactly the way I like to.

I have often said that when I die, don't bury me.  Cremate me and shoot me up in a firework on the 4th of July.   I love this holiday, and it would be nice to have my memory come twinkling down to earth.

Although, with my luck?

That firework would be a dud.



  1. What a beautiful idea... i have always fantasied about going the "Viking way" on a burning boat set out to sea, at sunset... Happy 4th of July X:-)

  2. (Ps) Ann, You would think that i come ~here~ to commiserate with a fellow cancer sufferer, but i don't... i come ~here~ for the *laughs* ...So ~Thankyou~ x

  3. I do have a friend who was "cannonized" at a revolutionary war reenactment last year... successfully. I "get" your humor. Enjoy your 4th and I'm here pulling for you, somewhere!

  4. Ann,

    Happy Fireworks and Fourth of July to you, too! Even though I'm sending this on the fifth.

  5. I hope your Fourth of July wasn't too exhausting for you! I'm impressed you went to all that work. Thanks for the laugh about the fireworks. This might sound weird, but you could never be a dud, Ann!

  6. The Fourth is one of my favorite holidays, too. We had that same fare of food at a friend's house. I had to laugh about the firework being a dud!


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