Friday, July 4, 2008

4th of July - Missouri style

Having lived in Canada for 2 years, missing the 2005 and 2006 4th of July and all that comes with it in America, and being absorbed in house remodeling last 4th of July, I am beyond enthused to celebrate this 4th of July, the day of the greatest country on earth’s independence, with my family doing exactly what we should be doing… eating chicken wings and fried fish, drinking microbrews (we’ll even limit it to American made today), teaching our young boys how to light firecrackers (made in China) in Missouri where they are legal, playing Euchre, roasting marshmallows, semi-supervising our boys poking a bonfire with large pointed sticks, cleaning dribbled popsicles off the kids’ faces (or letting the sprinkler do it), watching the boys slide down the slip n slide, feeding cows and goats, fishing, and maybe even talking Papa into a hayride.

Sound redneck to you?

Me too.

Isn’t it great to be an American?

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27 comments:

  1. If you're redneck, I'm a size 0.

    Have a blast this weekend (not literally of course). :)

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  2. I love all of that too....which makes me think of an old friend who used to have Red Neck Sunday once a year at her house.
    All of that stuff you mentioned....but add some Mountain Dew...barefeet requirements...etc.
    It was good stuff.

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  3. SOunds like a perfect fourth to me!! If that makesme a redneck than oh wel!!

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  4. Sounds great!
    Planning to spend some time at a friends farm this afternoon!
    I'll tip a brew, too!

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  5. Happy Fourth of July to you and your family Angie! :)

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  6. It sounds exacty like my kind of Independence Day. If you're ever in San Diego on July 4th I'm taking you to the beer garden with me at 8:00 a.m.!

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  7. Sounds like heaven! Happy 4th!

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  8. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!!

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  9. Sounds perfect and so familiar. I wish I could be there. I envy you, surrounded by family and ones you love. I know you understand what I mean. Being in TX I might as well be in Canada or on Mars for that matter. At least on Mars I could plant a garden. Eat some homegrown corn on de cob for me!!

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  10. Aw mannnn...I wish I was there with you! You're having a heck of a lot more 4th fun than I am! LOL!

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  11. Sounds about as close to a day in heaven as you'll find on earth. ;o) Glad you had such a great day.

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  12. hey - i do miss MO but I guess MI will have to do for awhile. Your 4th sounded great! Just got back from the Tetons, married on the 28th of June. so glad to hear that the mri results were good - prayers answered. The grand tetons are like being in heaven it was an amazing place to get married. i'll send pics later.

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  13. It's awesome.
    Redneck rules, sista.

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  14. Tooooooo funny. And way to live the best of both worlds!

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  15. I couldn't imagine life any other way! I am watching Sean Hannity's America right now! lol

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  16. Roasting marshmellows...one of the best things about this time of year!

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!

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  17. If they were roasting marshmallows using a car radio antennae then it would be redneck.

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  18. AnonymousJuly 07, 2008

    Awww, come on! Rednecks don't drink microbrews!!! :-)

    Marcie

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  19. Not redneck. That sounds like great American summer holiday fun!

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  20. Yep, but you know what? It sounds a whole lot like what I did up here in Canada on July 1st. You're not just a red neck, you're a HOSER too! :)

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  21. Sounds fun to me - redneck or not!

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  22. Seriously, mamageeks comment made me laugh outloud.. You are the furthest thing from a redneck..but I hope you had fun playing one..hahah

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  23. Sounds great! Happy belated 4th. We even got to do a few fireworks in Colorado since there was no fire threat this year. We lit an old school sparkler and it almost set my head on fire. And we taught my uncle and cousin to play eucher, so we got some cards in as well.

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