From my short stay in Texas my memories of the celebrations are of fireworks and picnics, one year we went in to central Houston to watch the fireworks and hear the Symphony Orchestra play, we were welcomed and included, and that meant a lot!
So lets have a bit of fun:
1. Barbeque's or picnics ( or are they essentially the same thing?)
Barbecues! And by that I mean, someone cooks it on the grill, but I eat it inside in front of the TV.
2. The park/ the lake/ the beach or staying at home simply being?
Staying at home or hanging out with friends or family.
3. Fireworks- love 'em or hate 'em?
Used to love them, now not so much. I could be happy never seeing them again.
4. Parades- have you ever taken part- share a memory...
When I was a kid, I went to all the parades. And that's another thing I've had enough of to last a lifetime.
I think my favorite memory about childhood parades were the really fancy ones on TV with blown-up, singing and dancing representations of my favorite idolized TV show characters.
5. Time for a musical interlude- if you could sum up holidays in a piece of music what would it be?
I've been hearing two songs in my head, and occasionally on the radio, for the past several days...
One is "Coming to America" by Neil Diamond.
The other is "Proud to Be An American" by Lee Greenwood.