July 4th has always been one of my favorite times of the year. I was a history major in college (S.M.U. to be exact – and, I’m talking about THE SMU that we know here in the SouthCoast – Southeastern Mass. University now known as UMass Dartmouth). As a history major, I was always drawn to the struggles of our Founding Fathers in forming this great nation of ours. To this day, I enjoy programs and books about that era and still enjoy learning.
Now in the interest of “full disclosure,” I have to admit that I also love it because my birthday is merely 2 days away from the Fourth. I’m a July 2d baby (why couldn’t my mother wait two more days???? Just kidding Mom.), so we’re always celebrating my birthday with fireworks and cook outs too. Funny, my birthday cakes have always been red, white and blue for as long as I can remember!
Regardless what you do today, whether you’re having a cookout, watching a great fireworks display, or even having a birthday party – have a happy AND safe Fourth of July!