God Bless America! Land that I Love! And that I do....what a privilege to live, work and play in this wonderful country of ours. I remember family picnics, flags, sparklers and sometimes fireworks in the distance in my youth. For most of my adult life, the local celebration for July 4th has always been 6 miles to the north in Port Hope, Michigan....flea market, softball, parade, fireworks, food and friends. My Independence Days have always involved working in the retail sector of our small town businesses, Harbor Beach Variety and The Corner Store. Everyone else is on vacation or visiting for the holiday. It means terrific traffic and lots of potential business for the day and days surrounding the 4th. While it was work, it was always exciting to be busy, have lots of people around and when it was all said and done, some money in the cash register.
|The Smith's hanging out at Frankenmuth for Mom and Dad's 40th!|