I remember a specific 4th of July in 1973. We took the kids to Lakeside park in Fond du Lac Wisconsin. The park is located on the shore on the south end of Lake Winnebago. A truly beautiful spot to watch fireworks explode over the lake. Our twins were 2 and our son Tom was 3. A particularly LOUD BOOM set the twins crying their hearts out while Tommy couldn't stop laughing. WOW! Talk about mixed emotions!
We've had many fun 4th of July memories but that one stands out. Probably because our family was young and first experiences are always the most memorable. Wish I could go back in time and give those little guys another hug.
Have fun on the 4th and stay safe!
The Turntable - More Great HS Tunes! . . . The Flipside Songs of the 70's . . . Today in The Club PUB - CD rates on the rise again!
Well . . . That's a wrap!
Till Next week / be safe and I'll see you on the Turntable!
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