Pat Shingleton: "It's A Celebration!"
John Adams suggested that this day should be celebrated "by pomp and parade, with games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other..." Independence Day falls in summertime with today's activities including: picnics, baseball, watermelon and hotdog eating contests, and beach trips. Our schedule included a huge backyard picnic, wash tubs stocked with beer and "pop" - super cold from ice house, ice blocks. On the grill, foot-long hotdogs and burgers and wiffle-ball, volleyball or touch football. From Longview Drive the valley offered fireworks blasted skyward from the Conquenessing Country Club, Blue Sky and Spotlight 88 Drive-In Theatres. We'd trek to J-T Frozen Custard to wrap-up the day.
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