Thursday, July 10, 2008
Fourth Fun
Indulge me just a minute. I know July fourth is just a memory now--but I have been trying to get this post up for three days! Between Blogger not cooperating and my rusty blogging skills, it just hasn't happened!

So--Have you ever watched
Jon and Kate Plus 8 on TLC--a family of eight children (one set of twins and one set of sextuplets)? Kate--the very organized mother--takes lots of pictures. We repeatedly hear her say, "I hate this darn camera!" I think I have the same camera because I am beginning to hear my self repeat that same sentiment.

I have not typically been the family photographer. We have thousands of pictures, but Lee is not in half of them--because he was always the one taking the pictures. Since you can never have too many boxes of random pictures, I have been trying to remember to snap a few pictures.

Of course, being even an amateur photographer requires--first of all--remembering to have the camera handy. Then there is the problem of downloading the pictures occasionally. AND--if the pictures actually get downloaded there's the job of emptying the memory card. You know, so that you can actually put another picture on it! (I know there is internal memory, but I don't trust that)! Then, at last, if all those pesky things happen the camera must actually be picked up at the opportune moments and A PICTURE ACTUALLY TAKEN!! Are you beginning to grasp my level of ineptitude? Whatever happened to simple film and flashbulbs and lining people up to pose?!!!

So--OK--maybe???--I don't really have the same camera as Kate after all. Maybe my photographic problems are all operator error! Whatever, I sometimes find myself without adequate pictures. The past weekend is a fine example! Anyway--just imagine that you are looking at lots of pictures!

I went to M-ville for the Fourth. Foe some reason, involving town history, that little city decided to celebrate the 4th on the 5th. The day did not matter--It was certainly an old-fashioned kind of July 4 celebration.

We went to a parade. It was a typical small town parade full of old cars, new convertibles, pickups, tractors beauty queens, and politicians passing out candy and promises. There was even a small herd of sheep being moved along by a very well-trained dog and his master.
Now can't you just see all the pictures I could have taken IF I had remembered to. . .

We hung out on the covered front porch. Cool breezes from the fans and a mostly shady spot make this a good place to sit and talk, dream, and maybe get up and dance! Betcha thought I wouldn't have pictures!
Aha! fooled you!
The only pictures I got from the weekend
were on the front porch--Cousins and dogs having fun!

Spoony dancing with Wooky!
Wooky is a Goldendoodle puppy.
Yes, I said, "puppy!" She is about six months old and
is sporting her first "summer cut."
Lilah is watching from her low-to-the-floor view.
What a pair of dogs!

Luke dancing for Wooky!

Luke, Spoony, and Lilah hanging out together on the swing.
Lilah is the family Basset Hound. She and Wooky go everywhere together.
See one--See them both.--Kind of like Spoony and Luke when their families are together.

My apologies to all other family members and friends.
These are the only people pictures from the weekend!
Uh--I told you--I have serious photographer limitations!

Kevin and Holly provided a great cook-out spread for about 25 people--Hot dogs, hamburgers and all the trimmings. Holly's grandmother, Margaret, made the BEST BANANA PUDDING EVER! Insert mind images of great food and fellowship here. . .

Then we walked about three blocks to the Civic Center for the official city fireworks. It seemed like about four miles because it was UPHILL--BOTH DIRECTIONS--at least it felt like it! I think I was the only one in my generation to make the trek! The others were smarter--They stayed home on that nice covered porch and watched from there!

Just before our group got to the civic center we got wet! It POURED rain for a few minutes--just long enough to get us SOGGY! No pictures of that--Thank goodness!

The fireworks were beautiful! SEE--

What? I can't fool you?! You think I didn't take that picture. . .

A great family and friends Fourth of July.
I hope you had a memorable holiday!

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  posted at 12:00 PM  

At July 10, 2008 at 3:21 PM, Blogger Cherdecor said...

WEll, I DO like that covered Porch! That swing is HUGE! Such cute pictures of the dogs and boys. Glad you had a wonderful Fourth or Fifth of July!

At July 10, 2008 at 4:14 PM, Blogger Linda said...

I find I have some of those same camera "issues" Myrna. In addition, when I do finally download them to my computer they are scattered all over the place and I can rarely find what I'm looking for. My Dad has his all neatly organized in folders and in chronological order. Ah well...
Your pictures turned out very well and it looks like a really lovely day with loved ones. Can't beat that!

At July 10, 2008 at 7:17 PM, Blogger Penless Thoughts said...

Glad to see you back in blogland, Myrna.

At July 10, 2008 at 10:04 PM, Blogger Susie said...

Hi Myrna,
Sounds like a wonderful 4th. I carry my camera with me, but sometimes I just want to socialize and not take pictures.

At July 10, 2008 at 10:40 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

Sometimes it's more important to be in the moment than to be recording it! Sounds like you had a wonderful celebration - love the grandkids/dog pictures!

It's good to have you back - good post!


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