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A Fourth of July Picnic with Friends

Lake Snowden picnic & boat ride

semi-overcast 85 °F

The day that we as Americans celebrate our independence is, of course, July 4th. All across America families and friends gather for picnics, parades, and fireworks to recognize this special occasion. Frankly, I wonder just how many really know what it stands for and why we set aside this date other than have a day off work. For those of us who do know it takes on a special significance. For over 200 years Americans have fought in wars to secure our freedom and independence, and our soldiers, sailors, and air force continue the fight today. My hat goes off to them and I am proud to have served our country many years ago.

The national celebration is best recognized in the company of family & friends as opposed to being alone. Since I am still marooned in Athens, OH awaiting the car repairs I asked my friends, the Jeffrey Brown family, to come to the MH and campground for a picnic. They consented so I enjoyed planning the event with Pam Brown, Jeff's wife and daughter of my good friends, John & Chris Lehman. Their family; Jeff, Pam, Nicholas, Abby & Emma, and their friend Yan, who is alone ( Her husband is in China on business) all arrived just after 2:00 o'clock. After some refreshments the men; Jeff, Nick, and I, launched their small boat at the lake and enjoyed the scenery, water, and conversation. Upon returning we found the women comfortably enjoying the A/C in the MH. By then it was 5:30 so the charcoal grill was lit, hamburgers & hot dogs grilled, and we all sat down to enjoy a tasty picnic dinner under a shade tree. It was still over 80* in the shade! The kids and Yan left for other obligations so we visited until about 8:15 when Pam & Jeff departed. Everyone seemed to enjoy the day of celebration. I know that I did.

Posted by dixter 13:30 Archived in USA Tagged the on a picnic 4th.

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