In case you missed yesterday's post, I have no telephone OR internet (both are served by AT&T). Using Sally's phone, I called AT&T, but due to the three day holiday, they can't send anyone out until Tuesday between 2 pm and 4 pm. So, those of you signing up for T will have to get by without me until they figure out what is wrong with my phone and internet. I fear it's due to all the rain, but I can't be sure. I promise to drop by just as soon as I'm back online.
On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence while
meeting in Philadelphia. Pa. at what is now Independence
Hall. They declared the American colonies were now considered free and independent
states. Today is America's 240th Independence Day.
Independence Day is a national holiday. All federal and state agencies are closed, as are many local government agencies. Independence Day is well known for barbecuing, specifically hot dogs, and setting off fireworks. Other events include parades, many patriotic, and family picnics.
It's also a time for friends and family to gather, and since I have no family, I will be entertaining a few friends.
If you're driving (and all my friends will be) this is what you'll see from the street.
I've set out some flags so you know which house is mine. Of course, my house doesn't look like any others on the block, so you shouldn't have an trouble finding it.
Come on up and join me on the porch.
If I'm not outside waiting for you to arrive, please ring the doorbell.
Feel free to pick a spot to sit.
If you're a smoker, feel free to sit here. I've moved the ashtray so it's no longer on the wicker table.
I'm really in a stars and stripes mood.
Feel free to light the candles. They won't be around after tonight, anyway.
The hazards of being a smoker (or sitting in the smoking chair) means you get a very uncomfortable seat and a cushion that needs to be recovered.
I'll bring you a drink so we can sit and talk, light some candles, and enjoy the fireworks later tonight. Happy Independence Day dear United States. Happy Independence Day dear US friends, readers, and followers.
For all my dear international friends, I hope you have a lovely Monday. I appreciate your visit, even though this is definitely and strictly an American holiday.
Picnic at Hyde Park
6 hours ago