Happy Independence Day! I'm typically a sentimental fool on the 4th. I love history and am prone to bore my children to tears with stories about how things used to be.
When I was a little girl I went through a long period of time when my desired grownup profession was not a teacher, lawyer or doctor...I wanted to be a Pioneer. I wanted to live off the land. I thought it would be so rewarding to build my own log cabin, know which plant to use to treat an ailment and where to forage for food in the woods. There would be no easy way to do simple chores.
I guess in a way my dream came true. I have mastered the art of learning and doing things the hard way.
Today, as we celebrate one of the most important days in our nation's history, let's share a little of our own. Do you have any childhood memories or stories of past celebrations you would like to share?