Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fourth of July in Barnwell SC









I have had a love for fireworks since I was a young child. My grandfather who was 95 when he passed away never gave up the chance to view them or to take us; once when I was an adult he called and asked my mother and my family to travel 6 hours to Florida to go watch them at the country club… we piled in the car and went!



I have viewed them in various locations, over the beach, a river, in my hometown, Connecticut, Disney World and once while traveling through Richmond VA we saw them from the car… what a beautiful sight that was.




This year we gathered at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Barnwell to watch them, listen to the local military band from Ft. Gordon and enjoyed the company of many of our family who had also come out for the fourth. Top left: Althea and her Papa pointing at the sky. Bottom left: Althea and her mom waiting for another round of fireworks.





Grayson and Althea; seconds cousins looking like siblings!

Althea before we went to the park.


What a wonderful country we live in and what a privilege it is to be able to publicly gather and enjoy the music, friendship and fireworks.


10 comments:

GingerV said...

very nice post. I miss having 4th of july fireworks, brasil celebrates so many holidays, have great fireworks on new years but I miss home when its the 4th

Sarah said...

Beautiful shootout!! Wow...I love all the kiddo pictures! How wonderful that you went with him so often...I love that!! Great shots too!

Kerry said...

How pretty: they look like flowers.

Pauline said...

I'm so taken with the look on the little one's face, I wonder what she is thinking. Lovely fireworks, too.

Jama said...

Gorgeous photos!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

How nice to have the special Fourth Memories with your grandfather and to share them with those cute kidos is priceless. Nice fireworks shots.

~JarieLyn~ said...

fabulous photos of the fireworks but I love your story the best. It makes me smile picturing you with your grandfather.

Ann said...

WOW!!!! No wonder the Canadians sing a song," The Americans have money." You guys do everything in a big way.

Doreen said...

fabulous post! love the commentary along with the images. cute little ones!!

shabby girl said...

Love the photo of Althea pointing at the fireworks!
You're absolutely right about how wonderful it is to live in this country, and a priviledge!