Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Fireworks = doggy stress. Poor baby!!

Kim D., Kim G., Colleen & Tammy

Funny story: I had never met Tammy before but asked her if she had a sister named Tiffany who lived in Olympia (as she looked exactly like this woman I met at my sister's last weekend). She said yes. I asked her if her sister happened to be in Westport this 4th. She said, "Yes.....?" I think she thought I was psychic. :) I told her that I thought her sister must be good friends with my sister Cynthia & thought their families were vacationing together this weekend. We both texted our sisters and confirmed it. Such a small world!

Lin, Kelly, Tammy & Denise

Gina, Nas, Amy & Lianna

Pulled pork, tri-tip, brisket, hot dog, potato salad & beans.

Aunt Jemima or Mammy from Gone with the Wind? We had a big discussion on whether this was racist or not. We came to the conclusion that Antiques Roadshow deemed this a collectible item and therefore it was not racist.

Denise, Scott, Tammy & Jeff
This is where we were debating to go 'caroling' around the neighborhood. Look at Denise's face - she voted for NOT going. In the end we decided not to go because we could only come up with 4 or 5 songs to sing on the 4th. Neil Diamond's song America was one of them, but as a group, we only knew some of the stanzas & the chorus. That was going to be our 'finale' & we decided we just couldn't pull it off. It was a hilarious conversation.
Here are the songs we thought we'd carol throughout the neighborhood: My Country tis of Thee, America the Beautiful, The Star Spangled Banner, This Land is Your Land, Born in the USA & America by Neil Diamond. The first two songs we thought we sing in 'rounds.'
Tammy, Denise & I

Giant sparklers


The Rinkels said...

The part about deciding whether or not to go caroling made me laugh out loud......and to Neil Diamond! HA! That's awesome. You could have included the Lee Greenwood "God Bless the USA" if you're looking for others next year. : )

erinz said...

I can't believe we forgot Lee Greenwood! I love that song!