Celebrate the Fourth In Style





Our annual family Fourth celebration lit up the skies in the Ozarks. Our grandson, Daniel, put on as close to a commercial show as I’ve seen. But we began around 5:30 with grandson’s band who entertained while everyone gathered. Twelve carloads at last count, some more may have come later, as I noticed couples trekking up the long driveway after parking in the field down by the creek. The kids gave us oldsters something to think about and raise our brows about, with their rock music.
My hubby and I were the eldest there at 74 and 72, the youngest were three weeks and three months with plenty in between. After a while the burgers were grilled and we lined up to partake of all the fixin’s. Once the chewing and yumming were finished, Daniel’s Dad brought forth his band and they played country music. Some of the kids snickered, but we didn’t pay much attention. It was our turn, and we’d done a bit of eye-bugging earlier with the rock. Can you understand the words or are you supposed to?
Mother Nature decided to put on a show of her own, beginning with the sun dipping behind a rim of clouds, turning the edges a brilliant golden orange. We never truly see a sunset up here on our hill, as we’re totally surrounded by peaks, but we do get a lot of beautiful colors streaked across the sky beyond the mountains to the west. Then down south in the next valley, the lowering clouds lit with lightning, too far away to worry about, but headed our way.
So we let the fireworks begin. My pictures will speak for that show. Around 10:30 the last of us left as the rain began to pour, a fit ending to a wonderful Saturday, one day late to accommodate all comers, but a great Fourth all around.

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About veldabrotherton

I'm primarily a writer, but I also speak and teach workshops and co-chair a large critique group. My brand is SexyDarkGritty and that applies to my western historical romances, mysteries, women's fiction and horror novels. After almost 30 years in this business, I still have something to learn and attend conferences to network with other writers, publishers, editors and agents.
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