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Have you had any memorable July 4ths?

I vividly remember July 4th, 1976. I was down the Jersey shore with my parents and younger brother, and my grandparents(dad's side) were also there, one motel over. We were facing the ocean, and I had a small plate of fried chicken which I ate as we saw the huge fireworks display.

Of those people, only my mother, brother, and I remain today. But it was Bicentennial Fever all over, everyone wore red, white, and blue. I couldn't fully appreciate it at the time, but I realize that I was so blessed. Still am, actually.

List some memorable July 4ths of yours!
Magenta · F
Yes. Many years ago I met a most beautiful, genuine, rare person who is still in my life.
exexec · 61-69, C
Yes, fishing by myself as a teenager in a swamp lake at my grandfather's farm. It was always 4th of July week since that was the week I was off work from the sawmill or textile mill where I worked during the summer. Great memories! Not very patriotic.
Adogslife · 61-69, M
If swimming naked in a pool, on a date, with fireworks exploding everywhere overhead counts, I’ve had a memorable 4th.

Yes. The funny thing was, because she was drinking champagne, she thought I’d set the whole thing up. But nope, my neighborhood is just nuts on the 4th. There are at least 4 major fireworks displays going on. It’s pretty awesome. You don’t even know which one to watch. But it all goes on overhead, pretty much over the pool in one direction or another.
Starcrossed · 41-45, F
As kids, my brother and I used to take fire crackers and blow up all kinds of things; tree stumps, fungi, dead fish. We'd take bottle rockets and skip them across the top of the lake and watch the pop just below the water line.
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Kstrong · 56-60, F
I remember that momentous celebration! Everyone and every where displaying their patriotism

My family living near a naval base
I would love to see 4th July at least once in my life...
LordShadowfire · 46-50, M
2006, but not for a good reason. It was the last time I was trusted to load the mortar cannon ever.

I put the mortar in upside down.

Fortunately, nobody was hurt, but only because I knew how to sprint.
robertsnj · 56-60, M
@LordShadowfire someday somebody is going to write "this side up" on the munnition and say the resaon is "once there was this crazy guy and..."
LordShadowfire · 46-50, M
@robertsnj I think so. I'm just glad that I'll live to see it.
NinaTina · 26-30, F
Yes i was at pittsburg the point and they hsd a barge in the river shooting off many fireworks and my friend yells a trains coming, as we were sitting on the tracks and i look and its 20 feet away. We ran and laughed as to how a train could sneak up on you
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robertsnj · 56-60, M
@robertsnj for the record I have a lot of redneck still in me. I took a compass on a kayak trip today because not having one feels wierd, I look for deer and rabbit tracks in nature. I am certainly rough-around-the edges the opposite of debonair . ya know the saying you can take the boy out of the south but you cant take the south of the boy.

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