...for sure, spent walking in the woods with a dear friend and then unofficial illegal fireworks at Winnemac Park with another dear friend and hundreds of joyful revelers. Boy, these folks go all out on the stuff! So many ooooohs! and aaaaahhhhs! from the huge assembled crowd. What a merry, festive, peaceful, exciting evening with kids playing frisbee and football, folks in lawn chairs and on blankets, all laughing and talking and anticipating the show. A glorious evening in the Midwest. A spirit of joy and happiness and camaraderie, no fighting or worries....just a large, happy crowd on a beautiful July evening awaiting the spectacle and drinking in the wonder. We'd be better off it every day was a holiday. Happy Birthday, America!