Saturday, July 3, 2010

Pink for the 4th of July

 

I am joining Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday. This week we can  include the traditional pinks or celebrate with the colors of the 4th. Beverly hosts this event each week and I hate to miss it!

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I have such fond memories of the 4th growing up in New Jersey. There were fireworks, picnics,  parades and good food. There were American flags. We had sparklers. We would go to Green Village for a wonderful cookout at Uncle George’s. He was an avid fisherman and a master at the outdoor fireplace. The picnic tables were pushed together because there was always a large crowd.

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My sister and I were always on our best behavior at his home. He had never had any children and he was quite gruff with us. However, he danced with me at my wedding on July 9th 1966. I digress…but I love this picture.

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So, on many the 4th’s we would go to his home. There were horseshoes and croquet.

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and fresh peas……L1030725

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There was potato salad and pie for dessert. One of my favorite pies is rhubarb.

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I have tried to keep some of these traditions alive although we are all quite far apart these days. Today my youngest son will come for a cookout with my grandchildren. We will have a cookout and some time at the beach. And if we stay up late enough, we will be able to see the fireworks at the end of the lake.

Hope you have a wonderful and safe 4th and Happy Pink Saturday. I need to make that potato salad now!

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11 comments:

Tracy F. said...

Priceless memories and a nice tribute to your uncle. Happy 4th!

PeggyR said...

OH I love your post! Happy Pink Saturday!

xinex said...

What fun time and priceless memories! You were such a pretty bride...Christine

podso said...

A fun post with great photos and good memories! Happy 4th!

jbenton said...

What a nice trip down memory lane. I think about those times and can remember the taste of the grilled blue fish, rainbow trout, corn on the cob ... yum! Don't forgetthe Adirondack chairs, the slider chair under a canopy, the fox we saw in the woods and Aunt Hilda's cherry pie, though she came later.

Happy 4th of July to you. Hey to Jack, Greg and the kids!

Jean

Pam said...

There's nothing like a trip down memory lane! Makes me want to get out the croquet set! Happy 4th to you and yours!

Regina said...

Beautiful post Carol.
Happy Pink Saturday and a blessed 4th of July weekend.

R e g i n a

A Garden of Threads said...

A wonderful post, all the lovely memories about July 4th celebrations. I hope this year is just as great.

Jackie said...

Hi Carol

Happy 4th July!!!

Great post, love the wedding photograph of you with your Uncle. Great photograph of him with the fish too. +

Love Jackie.

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

Hi Carol,
Love the wedding photo of you and your Uncle George. Your wedding veil looks like one my SIL wore in her wedding in 1969. You were a very pretty and young bride. I graduated from high school in 1965 but didn't get married until 1974. Thanks so much for always visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comments. Have a great 4th of July. We're in a campground just out of Denali National Park in Alaska and saw so many animals on our bus tour into the park yesterday (but so cloudy, overcast and rainy we never saw the tops of any of the mountains including McKinley) - we saw nine grizzlies - saw a mother grizzly playing with her two cubs!

Kathleen said...

That was a wonderful post. Such great memories, and the pie looks delicious!
We have had a busy 4 days with the 4 little gkids here. Fun, but exhausting. I hope they have great memories of the 4th like you do!
Your mosaics are beautiful too!

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