And here is my sister (same little girl above) ten years later as a finalist in the town's Miss Independence pageant. She's in the second row up, center (between the blonde and the girl with the hairband). Who knew she'd be starring in the parade one day?
It's fun to look back on those days. I can almost smell the charcoal of the barbecue dad was firing up in the back yard!
My friend Lisa over at Lit and Life has posted a super interesting Independence Day story. She begins her post this way...
Today, as we in the United States of America celebrate our independence, I thought I would share with you the speech my father will be giving this morning. Two years ago, I told you about the Fourth of July breakfast that my parents started n their neighborhood in 1976. That breakfast continues to this day, and to this day my American History teacher dad teaches the attendees something new about the reason we celebrate this day.
Go on over for a quick read, and you'll really feel patriotic. http://litandlife.blogspot.com/2011/07/happy-fourth-of-july-to-my-fellow.html