I love Independence Day. I like that it’s a catch-as-catch-can sort of day. We have no set plans at our house. We usually bar-be-cue. We usually huddle inside and try to calm our dog while all around us fireworks explode nearby. But if we suddenly made friends with people who had a boat and they invited us on the boat for the day, we’d go. Or, if we were on vacation elsewhere, we wouldn’t miss anything special back home. I remember once, when I was a teen, my mom went somewhere with a friend, and I stayed home, rented movies and ordered pizza on July 4th.
I think the holiday has evolved that way in our family because it well represents exactly what the day is about – declaring freedom. I don’t HAVE to do anything today. I can celebrate as I choose. Or not.
Because I love to bake, I did make a blueberry pie for the day. And maybe I’ll do that next year, too. Or…maybe not 🙂
Happy Independence Day, my fellow Americans!