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July 05, 2004

An Oregon 4th of July

Last week, Greyhawk invited participation in a "blogospheric Independence Day celebration" as a way to share our pride in this land of liberty, share a glimpse of home with troops in faraway places with a different type of fireworks, and to share with the rest of the world a view of Americans celebrate 228 years of independence. Here's how we celebrated at Connie's house here in Oregon:

Connie, Marine Mom of Corporal Bill Riecke, and Shea, Bill's sister, discuss an owie on Shea's foot.
Anjee (Bill's girlfriend who is visiting for a few days) and Shea.
Do not play poker with this woman. She not only takes chips but checks and debit cards as well.
After the barbecued hamburgers and hotdogs, it's time for dessert. Since we are Marine Moms, we decided on red, white, and blueberry.
The kids couldn't wait for dark. They spent their allowances at local fireworks stands and set off fireworks all afternoon.
All men seem to be little boys at heart on Independence Day. Jamin and Rascone make an improvised explosive device that causes no damage but does make a very large BOOM.
After dark, the culdesac is lined with chairs as neighbors congregate to watch a neighborhood fireworks display. We weren't the only ones - the skies around the neighborhood were lit up for several hours with incendiary displays.
The Marine Moms behind this website: Connie, Deb, and Janise.

Posted by Deb at July 5, 2004 11:29 AM

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can i call you later ??????? drug in the dirt usmc talk to you later-1977-1980- semper fi

Posted by: Ben Cardenas at July 5, 2004 09:31 PM

Refreshing to know I'm not the only patriot left in Oregon. Thank your Marines for me.

Posted by: Brian B at July 6, 2004 03:17 PM

Thanks Deb for posting the pics of the 4th. It was hard to come back to Arizona today and leave Bill and I's families........it was great spending time with everyone and enjoying the weather in Oregon! Now back to reality life and work in the hot AZ sun! God bless, Anjee

Posted by: Anjee at July 7, 2004 05:50 PM

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