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Thread: Fourth of July and watermelon

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    Our family wasn't able to have our usual Fourth of July celebration this year -- some had to work and others were out of town. But my 12-year-old granddaughter and I bought a big seedless watermelon at Wal-Mart, made bacon/tomato sandwiches using fresh tomatoes from our garden, and had our own celebration. This was the first seedless melon I've purchased -- it was delicious. How did you celebrate?

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    Sounds like my kind of celebration.

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    Just my parents, sister Dawn and our respective canine babies. And it did include a yummy seedless watermelon!

    Kept away from those mean fireworks that scare the furry ones.

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    BBQ with our small family - even with four generations we total 8! Then took the young ones to watch fireworks nearby. Watched from the back of SIL's pickup truck.

    And yes - watermelon! Seedless and fresh from a local garden.

    Only professional fireworks around here - burn ban and fireworks not sold.

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    We celebrated by cleaning up the neighbor's master bathroom (we're watching their house while they are on a 3 month RV trip) after a massive monsoon rain storm caused a pretty major leak in the ceiling. Also had to sop up lots of wet carpet around doors and windows due to the rain. Not my most favorite way to celebrate the 4th. Well, at least it beat cleaning up the freezer full of meat that thawed in their laundry room last week when their freezer failed (lots of smelly meat and liquid "ugh" on the floor). Don't think we'll be doing any more house watching in the future!

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    12 of us - we ate sandwiches, potato salad, chips, watermelon and grapes, fried chicken, chips and brownies. We played poker and watched fireworks.

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    11 of our family...it's small, too. Cookout with homemade ice cream and watermelon (not seedless) but delicious! Didn't go watch fireworks this year. Just chatted and caught up on each other!

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    I rode on the Red Hatter's float along with the other Red Hat ladies, our float took 2nd place in the parade!! The fire dept my son volunteers for won 1st place for their float. They did a tribute to 9-11 with "twin towers" on their float. My 4 yr old grandson got to ride on the float with Daddy...in his fire boots and hat. It was alot of fun. Afterward our local Lion's club did their annual BBQ and the Chamber of Commerce did it's annual auction. It was a good day of fun, food and getting sunburned *L* Hope all of you had a good day too. crafty_linda_b

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    Went to a friends birthday party (took him a patriotic table topper quilt) then came home for a nap. Watched fireworks from our patio. It was a good day.

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    Had 18 years old grandson and couple of his friends over Sunday along with 8 year old grandson (they are brothers that lost their dad 18 months) Had hot dogs and Homemade ice cream and they did fireworks in our backyard and yesterday just the youngest grandson and we worked on his red, white and black quilt he made little pillows and sheets for his action figures he put them together with tape. wonderful 2 days.

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    Went camping with DH and 2 BIL and SIL's. Plus SIL's kids and grandkids. Had a great time relaxing by the lake and good conversations. Great time, but a long car ride, 7 hrs each way. But worth it. No parades, but lots of fireworks across the lake.

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    Quiet weekend and much needed. Swimming, lunch with family and watched fireworks from DC on TV. Burn ban and no local fireworks this year. Quietest year we've ever spent but it was good!

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    I didn't do much - and that, for me, was a holiday from all the critically important things I have to do right now.

    I did manage to see some fireworks. Have to say that I was disappointed at how short they were. Only 20 minutes, and this was at Valley Forge. They weren't all that well done, either. There were some attempts at shapes and effects that didn't do what was intended. At the end, they let off so many at once that some made white spots so bright, we had to cover our eyes and look away. Still, they were fireworks, and a few were quite beautiful.

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    With family

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    Quiet 4th this year as we the past few weekends were busy with family get togethers and visits. Just DH and I and we were planning to BBQ a hot dog and hamburger each but it kept raining on and off so we'll do another time when it's really BBA weather and we can sit on our deck and enjoy our food.

    Love the idea of bacon and tomato sandwiches, can't wait until the big beefsteak Jersey tomatoes are ripe so I can enjoy them. Only buy bacon once a year for them and we really have them for dinner, lunch and whenever. Have to buy white Wonder Bread for them too, it makes the best toast. May in Jersey

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    Quote Originally Posted by countrycottage
    Our family wasn't able to have our usual Fourth of July celebration this year -- some had to work and others were out of town. But my 12-year-old granddaughter and I bought a big seedless watermelon at Wal-Mart, made bacon/tomato sandwiches using fresh tomatoes from our garden, and had our own celebration. This was the first seedless melon I've purchased -- it was delicious. How did you celebrate?
    That's a great way to celebrate! Perfect!

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