Only a month away:
It's been so cold that I haven't thought much about the 4th of July, or summer, at all. Do you do something special on the 4th? To be honest, that clip is about as much of last year's parade as I saw. I'm not big on crowds or noise, but I can get into the festivities. I loved it as a child. We lived a short block from the parade route. I remember getting up very early and going out to the curb and trying to fall back asleep while saving our spaces. Never worked. I was always too excited to sleep.
And I remember the years when it became an all-night party. Drunks lined Main Street from dusk July 3rd until the parade was over the next day. It was insane.
I've avoided the fireworks, or at least the north side, because of the crowds and chaos.
This year the 4th is on a Friday, so I suspect it's going to be a long weekend for the police. Let's all be careful out there.