Thursday, July 05, 2007

The 4th of July

We had a very quiet 4th of July. I stayed home all day and worked on the computer - blogged a bit (at about the Signers of the Declaration, pondered the meaning of the holiday, worked on my genealogy databases, and did some genealogy society coordination. Then I took a nap!

In the evening, Linda and I went down to the church for a picnic and a fireworks show. We took hot dogs and fruit (to share). There was a good spread provided by maybe 50 to 60 church members, with four barbecues going and lots of socializing. We sat at a table with Penny, who had the Padres game on her radio. I ate too much dessert - brownies and cupcakes and lemon cake and carrots.

Some folks played cards, some played a board game, many did "Find-the-President" and "Find-the-States" word games, and some of the kids played with balls and croquet on the grass. The biggest participation sport was talking to people who we see only on Sundays and getting caught up in their lives.

Just before 9 PM, the parking lot filled up with pickup trucks bringing lots of neighborhood people down to watch the fireworks show provided by the San Diego Country Club (in Chula Vista) just to the west of the church property.

The fireworks started at about 8:50 PM and went on for about 20 minutes. It was OK - good variety and many booms, but nothing really new to excite veteran fireworks aficionados like us. Oh well.

We went home and I stayed up reading on the Internet and then my latest novel while watching the news on our new big-screen TV.

It was a good day!

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