Our “Fourth”

Well, actually our “Third” and “Fourth”.

Our little town has its fireworks show on July 3, so as not to interfere with the event in a neighboring town in our same county.

This year, for the first time, our Ruritan club rented a local venue for a cookout with music and a great view of the fireworks.  When Motor Man and I learned of this, we immediately bought tickets.

I took the above photo as we were leaving for the event. We had a great time visiting with friends, enjoying the music, and the wonderful fireworks. But, unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures while we were there.

Our friend, Mark, who owns the hot air balloon, had been asked to bring the balloon to the tiny town of Ivor (in a neighboring county) for their July 4th celebration. The plan was to offer folks free tethered balloon rides.

There was some “iffy” weather early in the evening, so while we were waiting, we had time for a selfie.

After a brief shower, the weather cleared, and the crew set about preparing the balloon and giving folks rides.

Motor Man and I met Mark’s mom for the first time. There was a wonderful band providing music, and she wanted to dance.

Then, she and I spent some time together while Motor Man went to meet the folks in line for the balloon ride.

After just a few rides, another storm “blew in”, and the event was over for the evening.  There are plans to reschedule balloon rides and the fireworks for another date.

So it was an eventful Fourth for us. You could say it had its “ups and downs”.

Care to share how you spent your holiday?

~These Days Of Mine~


10 responses to “Our “Fourth”

  1. it sounds wonderful even though not all went as planned. I went to a block party in the neighborhood where my daughter and her family live and where I am soon to move. later, there were fireworks in the park, everyone was so friendly and they made me feel very welcome –

  2. Looks like you had a grand time despite the weather. Can’t wait til next time and you in the basket. 🎈 We had fireworks, but it was a close call.

  3. Looks like some folks got to enjoy the balloon rides – the weather just didn’t cooperate! Glad you had a wonderful third AND fourth!


  4. What a wonderful celebration of our countrys Independence! Nice you went to both celebrations. And LOVE that you and Moror Man both shared time with wonderful new friends.
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!

  5. this post is America and freedom all the way … Happy Fourth!

  6. Now that’s what I call a GREAT Fourth! Sharing fun with old and new friends. The dancing picture is so sweet. We enjoyed watching A Capitol Fourth on PBS – love the way they spotlight our Armed Forces and their part in preserving our freedom.

  7. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Looks like a wonderful 3th or 4th!! Chuck and I went to our Horne Family Reunion at Trinity UMC and then went to visit Ann Manning, my cousin, who I have not spent time with in years. We had a lovely 4th. ❤

  8. Glad you enjoyed your day even though the weather was iffy. We didn’t get fireworks because of rain but they have been rescheduled. The balloon ride sounds fun.

  9. Donna R Knapp

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  10. Well, despite the ups and downs, it still looks like fun! Daughter and son-in-law from out of state made it home for the 4th and we had a nice family time ending the evening with fireworks.

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