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Old 06-25-2009, 07:50 AM
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Any Fourth of July nuts here?

The Fourth of July is a week from Saturday---are there any fans of the Fourth here? I'm playing Sousa marches and American patriotic music in my car and looking forward to viewing "The Music Man" and "Stars and Stripes Forever" and "1776" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy." Anyone else in the red, white, and blue spirit? (It's also my birthday, so I get an extra-special "bang" out of it!)
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I love the 4th of July! We have a big BBQ and then watch a fireworks display that goes off directly across the street from my house. I don't have much in the way of decorations yet, but I'm working on that! It is such a special day to remember just how much has been given in order for us to live in this amazing country!
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I'm not into July 4th festivities that much anymore. I used to love going to see fireworks display. But now I'd rather just stay home and light sparklers rather than fight the traffic to go see fireworks somewhere. Plus working on midnight shift has ruined July 4th for me because I have to be back at work at midnight that night because it's the 5th so I really don't go to picnics or fireworks because of that. Unless the 4th falls on the weekend like this year, so maybe I'll actually get out and do something instead of watching my neighbors fireworks from my kitchen window!
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I was when I was younger.We would pack up and go into downtown Boston and Sit along the charles and wait all day for the Fireworks and listen to the Boston Pops.they would have vendors,other acts would sing,performers of all kinds.Haven't been since 1994.I do miss it.
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I do like 4th of July but havent been into it that much the past few years. We use to have the best cookouts at my Aunt's house (built in heated pool, great location)..everyone always attended. But she moved a few years ago..this year my son is at a good age and starting to get interested in fireworks but I dont think we will go to see them anywhere since Im almost 8 months pregnant. I dont want to scare the little one in my tummy! I love getting together with family and friends and we still do have a cookout or 2 to attend but its just not the same as when we had it at my Aunts house!
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Sounds like it isn't that much of a holiday for some folks. I'm sorry to hear that. We don't go to parades or fireworks, but we do manage to get into the spirit with movies, music, food, and the Boston Pops on television.

The town where I grew up hosted an annual carnival from Monday through Saturday the week of July Fourth, kicking it off with a parade on the Sunday before and giving a fireworks display on the Fourth, so it was always a big day (and big week!) for me. I guess the charge I get out of the holiday must be fueled by nostalgia ...
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