The Chocolate Lady

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July

The 4th of July is a holiday that is a passionate celebration of freedom. For many, it brings forth fond memories, heart felt thanksgiving, and a sense of pride.

Share with us what Independence Day means to you; a patriotic remembrance, a heroes story, or simply your fondest memory of the 4th of July.

13 comments:

Grandma J said...

we had a very patriotic 4th on post ant Fort Hood. One of the best I've ever had...minus the heat and humidity.
Hope the kiddies had a good time!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

4th of July is filled with memories for me...tradition around here was that at dusk everyone would pile in their skiffs or rowboats or powerboats or whatever and convene in the waters surrounding Gwynn's Island to watch the most fabulous fireworks display ever - from a boat, and usually hooked up to a boatful of friends. Sitting anchored in the water was just as much fun as watching the actual fireworks. And then we'd all make our way home in the dark...navigating in the dark is tricky at best, but you'd just follow the person in front of you (who hopefully has navigation lights) to make it through the channel and back to your dock.


They don't do this anymore (from Gwynn's Island anyway), and it saddens me greatly. The memories are just incredible.

Grandma J said...

I have another question for your Q & A. Tell us about the Alex Lemonade Stand. How much did you bring in at Taste of Ladera?

Jill B. said...

My 4th was low key. My husband took our three children to his parents for a cookout and brought them home in time to see neighborhood fireworks. I was supposed to be unpacking, but wound up napping. I was born in England, but have been in the U.S. for many years. July 4th just isn't my holiday!

Anonymous said...

please check your previous bloq about francisca for my comments. I googled her name and that's how I found your bloq. I did not get a good spirit from her and wanted to investigate. God Bless you & your family. Be safe.

heartshapedhedges said...

"anonymous"

You may (ot not) have figured out by now, that my communications with Francisca were a joke. I know she is a scammer, and never had any intention of giving her money, or a place to live, or any thing else.

I would also advise others not to look for "love" or "roommates" on an online dating service...but that's just me.

You mentioned you reported her and referenced my website....that explains things...um, thanks :/

happy trails.

Anonymous said...

I have helped many persons avoid serious situations with scammers. as I said she initially contacted me & I goolged her name & your site came up. I'm sure you are well aware because of the "joking" portrayed in your bloqs but as an fyi it is just to confirm suspicions and to hopefully spread the word. your website can be found on google because of her name, that was before I reported her.

Grandma J said...

Oh, so that's what happen to your little joke playing around with Francisca the scammer. So let's see if I understand this...an anonymous person who trolls dating websites reported Francisca by referencing YOUR SITE?
Wow! Just what you needed...too bad anonymous didn't leave her real name so you could google her and ....well you get the picture.

Cortney said...

My 4th of July was really cool this year. I was in Georgia with our youth group on a mission trip. On the way to GA we stopped in Birmingham, AL and went to the Civil Rights Institute and got to watch MLK's I Have a Dream speech on this huge screen like we were really there. In the speech he says, "Let Freedom Ring from Stone Mountain in GA." and on 4th of July that's exactly where I was! At Stone Mountain with 62,000 people of every race and nationality you could think of watching amazing fireworks and seeing his dream come true! It was VERY AWESOME!

Grandma J said...

Hey, I just saw on ET that Willie Ames is going through some rough times. It reminded me of the crush you had on him, and how I talked him into coming over and you locked yourself in the bathroom.
A little de ja vu

heartshapedhedges said...

Grandma J, I NEVER had a crush on Willie Ames...(who, has had some tough times for a while now - for those who dont watch Celebrity Fit Club...)....

I already knew him, and he was a huge dork, sorry.

If you remember correctly, when you yelled through the bathroom door at me, I told you, "I know him, he is a dork" (of course, not really believing you that he was in the house.)....he was best friends with my friend's brother.

Anonymous said...

In response grandma's assumation; I don't troll dating sites. I am a part of a parent watchdog group who monitors popular websites used by teens in our community & weed out the filth. dating, myspace, craigslist... etc. We have caught scammers, pedophiles, & located runanways. Rather than past judgement in speech and bloq we are proactive in perseving our next generation.

Anonymous said...

I'm a little late catching up on your comments. No way, did you really know Willie Ames? Where did he go to high school? I LOVED Eight is Enough, and my sis and I thought Willie was pretty darn cool, but Grant Goodeve was terrific! What are Willie's problems? It seems like all the actors on that show had problems from the youngest to the dad. You keep a good eye on Pooper to make sure he doesn't get caught up in anything that messes with his mind and character. (I know you will.)

Karen B.