Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Fourth of July

Growing up the only holidays my parents really celebrated were Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. We didn't even celebrate Halloween that much although that holiday is far and away my favorite now. We did virtually nothing for the Fourth of July. I actually never saw fireworks until I was 16. The big thing in my county for the holiday is that they have fireworks at the Farm Museum which is in the biggest town in the county. That actually have events going on all day a lot of people go there and have picnics and stuff during the day and wait around for the fireworks. In 1986 my friend ray asked me to go to the Farm Museum with him and his parents. I went and it was pretty cool, we played tapes of Iron Maiden, Metallica, Judas Priest and AC/DC on his little boombox during the day and then got to see the fireworks at night. I don't think that I have gone to see fireworks in like ten years now. I just dread the wait of getting out of there once it's over. Maybe when my kids get old enough that both of them are ready for it then I will take them to it if I can. My parents were great overall growing up, but we didn't do a whole lot for holidays including birthdays and we didn't go out much other than to the stores. I am trying to get past that and go out more and celebrate holidays more because I want things to be a little more special and exciting for my kids. It's still tough to break old habits though. Today we are going to grill out at my parents in the evening. During the day I will probably take Metalgirl outside and let her get in her little plastic pool and I hope to weed the garden some as well. I am actually glad to have a day off.

Have a happy Fourth of July!

8 Comments:

Blogger Pixie said...

Happy weeding ;)

10:15 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

the little plastic pool sounds so cool!!!!!!!!

10:45 PM  
Blogger Ben Heller said...

Have a great day Mark. It'll be nice to spend the day with family.

7:30 AM  
Anonymous Bruce said...

When I was younger, the 4th was a holiday I looked forward to. But, as I got older, and worked more(especially in my last job), it just became another day off to me. Now that I'm not working, it's just another day, although I do realize the importance of it. I guess I've become jaded in my advancing age..

2:19 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Have a happy 4th and enjoy your day off!

I am pulling weeds with you! LOL

7:10 PM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

It turned out to be a pretty good 4th. I got some yard and house work done, Metalgirl got in her little pool, it rained just enough for me not to have to water the garden, Metalboy wasn't too fussy, the cookout went good and a bunch of people out the road set off some decent fireworks.

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Bruce said...

My cat spent half the night glued to the ceiling because of all the fireworks, lol.

9:49 PM  
Blogger :P fuzzbox said...

I am a fireworks nut. Good to see that you had a great day.

9:02 AM  

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