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Friday, July 4, 2008

Friday Five-July 4th Edition



Sally a "Brit" gives us this FF":

1. Barbeque's or picnics ( or are they essentially the same thing?)
There is a difference, Sally! A picnic is what you take to hear the symphony in Central Park. A BBQ is what I'm going to at my friend's Sally! and Irene in New Jersey-they have a pool, but rain is predicted ;-(  A BBQ also involves outdoor fire and usually meat grilling.

2. The park/ the lake/ the beach or staying at home simply being?
Could be any one as July 4th lands anytime of the week and is usually very quiet in NYC. We usually stay home then go to the rood-18th floor at night and watch Macy's fireworks.

3. Fireworks- love 'em or hate 'em?
Love em. Used to make a big deal of watching as a child. Sitting in the back yard for what seemed like forever till they finally started. It was magical.

4. Parades- have you ever taken part- share a memory...
I was in my High School Marching Band, so I must have been in a parade or two, but I just can't remember. So much marching....

5. Time for a musical interlude- if you could sum up holidays in a piece of music what would it be?
I remember sitting at a "picnic" in Central Park"listening to, I think, the 1812 Overture with cymbals crashing and drums banging and the fireworks so close that the crumbs were  falling on us and our blankets, it was wonderful. See above.

10 comments:

mompriest said...

Oh, fireworks from the roof top...sounds great. Have fun with your friends in NJ, hope you get to swim...

david said...

1812 Overture! Seems to be a popular selection among the FF bunch.

Sally said...

anither vote for the 1812! I love fireworks :-)

j said...

Nice color scheme--so appropos! And a great play!

Mary Beth said...

Sounds like a grand day. Have fun & stay cool!

imngrace said...

I remember fireworks from a rooftop and by a lake and in a tree and from the lawn and in the sand.... all very fun.

You asked where I am moving from and to. From the Chicago area to the hills of Pennsylvania (sounds like a song...) to accept the call to be the pastor of a two point congregation. Exciting. Scary.

Barbara B. said...

Rooftop fireworks and the 1812 Overture in Central Park -- It couldn't get any better than that!

Certified Healing Coach said...

I was on the drill team, so I did some marching myself, but never on the 4th.

Hope you enjoy your day!

Are you guys thinking in terms of "firsts", like "first 4th of July as a married couple"? Or maybe I'm overly romantic.

revhipchick said...

sounds like a wonderful way to spend the 4th (#5)! same with Macy' fireworks!

fireworks were totally magical as kids--you nailed it!

Jan said...

1812 Overture goes so well with fireworks! The best 4th I ever had was on a beach at Port Hueneme in CA with friends long ago.