July 5, 2007


The 4th of July celebration at Chris’ house was hot—in more ways than one. As great as everything turned out we did have some scorching 104-degree heat to endure. We all should be thankful we weren’t at Chris’ house today! Hard to believe but the temperature climbed even higher!

The heat was the only downer though. Chris did a great job once again organizing and putting on a first-class fireworks display. To enhance part of the production, Chris wired a slew of fireworks together to remotely set them off from behind his fireworks station. This made for nicely sequenced firing without any delays. I can see next year’s show now. Chris will choreograph every single firework using this same method. He will then be able to sit back and thoroughly enjoy the show as a spectator like the rest of us!

Chris also went all out with dinner this year. Not only did he have both barbecued burgers and hot dogs, he barbecued vegetables—asparagus, tomatoes, pineapple, red and green peppers, mushrooms, onions, zucchini, and crookneck squash! He even provided radishes, carrots, and cucumbers for snacking. And somehow his guests magically provided just the right side dishes (a nice variety of salads) and desserts (apricot pie, cupcakes and sherbet served in ice cream cones).

Skee-Ball was more popular this year than last. Last year not everyone realized there were prizes to be won. This year they were on top of what to do and headed right to the game room upon arrival. Chris provided even better, cooler prizes. Everyone wanted to win a wad of tickets to claim them. Even Marjorie couldn’t resist. Geanina, the 2007 Skee-Ball champion, walked away with the most tickets.

There were sixteen of us (plus five dogs) for this year’s Fourth of July get together—a good sized group to enjoy another year of firework brilliance in Chris’ large backyard! Thank you Chris for all the fun! Your show was hot!

Photos are posted in our Kodak Gallery.
Posted 13 years, 5 months ago on July 5, 2007
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