Updated: Aug 16
“The essence of America-that which united us-is not ethnicity, or nationality, or religion. It is an idea-and what an idea it is: that you can come from humble circumstances and do great things. That it doesn’t matter where you came from, but where you are going.” ~Condoleezza Rice
With the 4th of July quickly approaching, I have been reflecting on my favorite Independence Day memories from both my own childhood growing up in a tiny beach town to those I am sharing with my own children. Below, I am sharing 7 of my favorites, saving the best for last!
· Watching a brick be removed from my front porch and replaced by a bicentennial brick on July 4, 1976
· My mom’s ambrosia-so gross but a great memory nonetheless
· Collecting, painting, and selling seashells
· Heading to the beach with family
· Sparklers and Fireworks