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pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 10:29 AM

FAVORITE HOLIDAY MEMORIES

I was thinking about the 4th of July holiday, funny the memories you take with you, from different holidays and times -- when I was a child, we never went to fireworks because they reminded my mother of growing up during WW2 -- my mother put her negative imprint on everything we did -- When my own kids came around we loved going to the local school and lying on the grass, watching the local celebration -- and the oh and ahs, and murmur of people around you, and the smell of the fireworks -- we enjoyed it so much!
But my favorite 4th of July memory was when I kidnapped my best friend for her 40th birtday, which is July 5th -- I took her to NYC -- in 2000 and it was amazing -- the tall ships where in, We stayed at the Waldorf Astoria -- all the big brass of the Navy where there too (it was like Top Gun, NY, LOL). And on the 4th, we sat on one of the streets of NY,which had been blocked off to traffic -- we heard languages from all over the world -- It was such a truly amazing night.
So what is your favorite holiday memory?

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 12:29 PM

I was 16 years old and had saved my waitress tips to go to Europe with my choir teacher. It just happened to be the summer of 1976 and I thought that being in Europe over the Bicentennial would be so sad - missing all the hoopla here in the states.

We ended up singing at a high school in Stuttgart, Germany, on July 4th. We were all hot and tired and smelly and homesick (halfway through our 28 day tour of 7 countries). When we walked into the school the German students had hung an American and an Arizona flag over their stage, to honor us. They thanked us all for sharing our special Bicentennial holiday. When we finished singing and were leaving the stage, one of the German students got up on stage with his trombone and played a solo "Star Spangled Banner". It was the most moving 4th I've ever experienced - we were all weeping by the end of that trombone solo!

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 1:30 PM

Thats awesome! Ironically, I was born in Stuttgart -- army brat!

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 2:05 PM

We went to an Easter sunrise service in Guam when my son was less than two weeks old. The service was on the beach (and my 2-year-old daughter happily played in the sand throughout the service). The chapel staff had planted a huge wooden cross in the sand at the water's edge. The sun rose over the sea behind the cross. Low-lying clouds sent rays of light shooting out in all directions. It was absolutely glorious.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 5315)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 2:54 PM

Welll.... I'll add to the Fourth of July memory list.

In 1959 I was expecting my first child due on June 28. My Aunt Helen, whose birthday was July 4th, kept saying I would have the baby on her birthday. No, I kept telling her, if I go into labor on the 4th I'll wait till the 5th. Well, when my labor started at 10 p.m. on the 3rd, there was no way I wanted to wait until July 5!! So my first son was born July 4th.

In summer of 1962 I was pregnant with my second baby. My Aunt Helen said I was going to have that baby on her birthday, July 4th.. This time I was wise enough to keep my mouth shut! And at 7 a.m. July 4th, my second son was born -- 3 years and 3 hours apart.

Jump ahead to 1987 when my oldest son, who turned 28 on that Fourth of July, became a father for the first time on the 4th, giving me my first grandchild, a little girl.. My Aunt Helen passed away many years before that but I imagine she was in Heaven with a broad smile and saying, "I told you so!"

So the Fourth of July carries a lot of memories for me. Every year on my sons' birthdays (4 boys -- the other two born on June 10 and July 28) I call them up and tell them: "Just want you to know I'm feeling better today than I did --- years ago today!" Just sort of a silly tradition for us.

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 4:12 PM

oh thats a great one Salzpat!

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Tue, 8th Jul '08 4:12 PM

Is your anniversary in late September or early October by any chance??

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 5315)
Wed, 9th Jul '08 1:10 AM

Nope, it's in February. But my birthday is the end of October!

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Wed, 9th Jul '08 9:19 AM

I was 10 years old and it was the first time I could set off my own fireworks. I had bottle rockets and roman candles, along with the usual cherry bombs and silver salutes. Toledo Ohio had fireworks laws back then but they were seldom enforced. When I was about half way through my "show" I lit a rocket and when I turned to get out of the way I bumped the bottle and the rocket flew into the grape arbor and went off. It was real pretty but the dog kind of went nuts and I don't know if my dad made any wine that year. Needless to say it was my first and last display.

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Wed, 9th Jul '08 11:40 AM

One year, for Christmas, my aunt sent presents, which my parents, instead of hiding, put on a table in the living room -- it drove us nuts -- the four of us could not stand not knowing what was in those packages. One day my mother was going shopping with a friend -- my sister and I decided to open the packages -- just the ends -- to see what they were --
Suddenly, a voice said
WHAT ARE YOU DOING??
We thought God himself, had caught us,
In our eagerness, we didnt notice my mother sitting in the living room, waiting for her friend, to pick her up!

davidf
Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Wed, 9th Jul '08 2:52 PM

Seeing the coach arrive outside the hotel


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