One Senior's Opinion: July 4th events are fun for all ages

Burgers, brats, steaks on the grill – is there any better way to celebrate the Fourth of July? Well, yes and no. You could make ham sandwiches and potato salad or head out for some fun fair food at Bay Days. In addition to food, you'll find games of chance, fantastic rides, live music and, of course, a spectacular fireworks display which begins at 9:45 p.m.. Really, it's the best show in town.

A little bird told me some young-at-heart seniors would be scooting up to the Gazebo at 11:30 a.m. on July 4 to show off their decorated vehicles. Will these seniors really rally to make the trip to the park to join in the mini-parade which will take place there? I certainly hope they make it. To find out if they did, why not drop around to cheer on the participants. I'm told there may be lots of little ones on bikes to root for, too. Sounds like fun.

You know, I think the best part of holidays just might be the anticipation and the memories. Some might chastise me. Live in the present moment, they'll say, and usually I try. It's rather hard not to notice the present. Of course, sometimes the present moment is not so great but then we always have our memories to look back on and enjoy, and hopefully, still something to anticipate in the near future.

From one who has had many wonderful memories and still things I look forward to doing, I wish you a very Happy Fourth of July weekend.

Dianne Borowski

Dianne Borowski lives in Bay Village.

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Volume 3, Issue 13, Posted 6:28 PM, 06.28.2011