Monday, July 4, 2011

The 4th of July

One of my all-time favorite 4th of July was in 1979. I celebrated this on in Provo Utah. I had been in Utah since June 25th. I spent several days in Salt Lake City with one of the Sister Missionaries, Joy Lyn Deppe that taught me the discussions in Miami Florida. The rest of the time I spent with Trudy Adair in Provo, she was one of my other Sister Missionaries.

Here are my scrapbook pages from that special day.
The Parade

B-Que & Fireworks
Some of my other favorite 4ths of July were in Taylor Arizona. Small towns do the 4th in a big way. One of Taylor’s traditions is to shoot of an anvil. I can’t find any pictures of it and I thought I had some so I didn’t take any when I was there this pass Saturday. They start at 4 AM shooting off the anvil. It was so loud on Saturday I jump so high in bed I almost fell out of bed. The light gun power under the anvil and up it goes. They do this around town and parade down the streets honking horns and all.

I found a YouTube video of how it is done for your viewing pleasure.


There are also Cowboy Poetry &  Singing presentations. We went to one on Saturday July 2nd. I enjoyed it but I didn’t hear any of my old favorite Cowboy songs like Ghost Riders in the Sky and They Call the Wind Mariah. There were only three songs I knew, the Orange Blossom Special, God Bless the USA and I forgot the third song.

The Desert Sons

These guys were good, The Desert Sons.

This couple are from Texas, Jean & Gary Prescott and they did a good job also.  I love her boots and I am not a boot gal.

However we celebrate I want to remember what it really means to be an American and the birth of our great nation.

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