Saturday, July 01, 2006

Independence Day Celebration

One of my paternal great grandmothers, Alice Angell started a tradition with her sister, Clarissa Holden, of hosting a family reunion in celebration of Independence Day. Four generations later, the tradition continues.

Our family enjoys the annual drive to Pleasantville. The event seems to mark the fast marching progress of summer. As we drive we typically remember the old addage that corn should be "knee high by the fourth of July." This comment serves as a slightly painful reminder that we are well into the summer growing season. Before we know it, harvest time will be upon us.

The day was full of many delights - excellent food and barbeque, swimming, good conversations, live Bluegrass, frisbee, softball and relaxation.