Jessie: In the nation’s capital for the holiday!
Happy Independence Day to all our readers! Not only is it a day to remember the founders of our nation, it is also a day to attend parades, host barbecues and to wear red white and blue. Many Americans end the day stretched out on a blanket watching a dazzling display of fireworks.
What I wondered was whether or not all of you love fireworks or if you prefer to give them a miss?
Edith: I do love the wonder and awe of fireworks, even though at root they celebrate wartime. In my town they are held across from a big hill that is town land, a former farm. Everybody heads up there, many on foot, and bring picnics. Afterward the road back into town is closed to cars and we all walk home. It feel wonderfully old-fashioned, which is why I…
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