We have friends in Yacolt, Washington, so we went up there to celebrate the 4th of July.
The lawn mower races were cool, but they could have been better organized. What basically amounted to 45 minutes of entertainment was stretched out over more than 2 hours. Here’s a video of the powder puff main. For the record, I must state that I am adamantly opposed to powder puff events. But I guess the guys were afraid the girls would beat them. As a landscaper and former race car driver, this sport seems tailor made for me. Maybe one of these days…
My friend Rachele sometimes photographs entries from her junior high journal and posts them on her blog. I found this 4th of July poem I wrote in 4th or 5th grade, so I thought I’d do the same (click to enlarge).
The text reads:
THE MOST SPECTACULAR SIGHT
A Goodyear blimp
the tiresome waiting
a sparkler burning
it’s so frustrating
Just waiting to see
and also to hear
the first firecracker
of the year
Just waiting because
it’s the 4th of July
as the darkness slowly
takes over the sky
Just as you start to see the first star
a thunderous noise comes from afar
the sky is lighted with red, yellow, and green
the most spectacular sight ever seen.
Okay, so it’s not Shakespeare, and the meter in the last stanza could use some work, but hey, I was ten.
I hope all of you had a great holiday weekend.