Happy Fourth of July!
Once again, I had a post written, and was just trying to add a link, when Blogger glitched, and it's gone. For the second time in a row. I guess it wasn't meant to be, huh? It even has a "Recover Post" feature, but I guess it only works if you have not had to close the program because it froze up. Maybe opening another copy of Internet Explorer first and trying that feature, and at least saving the post as a draft would work better. I still have a post saved as a draft though, that I was going to work on next, and I'm not sure how many drafts I can save on Blogger at once. It probably would not affect previous drafts.
I was in the process of telling you about Fourth of July traditions. Some of the girls at work talked about their traditions - things like going to exciting places, like Hawaii, doing fireworks of course, and one girl said that her family's tradition is not having a tradition - they try to do something different each year. Isn't it cool that they recognize a tradition of not having a tradition?
It's hard for me to think of what traditions my family has, because I'm not sure that we did have any. Maybe I just didn't recognize them. We usually watched the public fireworks displays.
Probably my favorite was when we were in Austin - most of the city, it seemed, would gather next to Town Lake, which is actually a river, and they had fireworks synchronized to music on the radio.
I have spent three Independence Days in Europe, where it is not a holiday. Last year I was in Norway, and there were the two years that we lived in Spain. Some other Americans who lived on our street inquired about fireworks, and found that they were legal on holidays, so they had their crowd of local kids gathered around, and were ready to shoot off fireworks, only to be informed by the police that July 4th was not a holiday in Spain.
Now attempting to add that link that was troublesome before:
I'm going to leave it like that, as it was when I went back to edit it and neaten it up that I had the trouble. You can go and play with fireworks right on your computer screen. You even get to select a city for the background.