Fireworks at the River Ford


Ross started the 10-hour drive back to his base yesterday afternoon. He has homework due first thing Tuesday morning, so he wanted today to work on it. It was soooo wonderful to have him home for a few days. Since he wouldn’t be here on July 4, and since he does love fireworks, he set off fireworks over the river Saturday evening. We parked in the ford, sat on the tailgate, listened to music, and watched our little show. Fun in the country!

Tonight, Frank will be setting off a huge display across the river. He is a one-man fireworks show every year and we get the benefit. He always “practices” a few nights in advance. Here is one of his practice shots, through the trees.

Tonight we’ll park in the ford, sit on the tailgate, listen to music, and watch Frank’s show.

Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing today–happy fourth of July!


  1. ConnieH says:

    Sounds wonderful! Happy 4th Suzanne!

  2. Granny Trace says:

    Happy 4th of July!
    So glad you had time with Ross.
    Nothing like time with our children.
    Hugs Granny Trace

  3. Miss Judy says:

    I love “country” celebrations. We have celebrated the 4th with the same family for over 40 years. Backyard fireworks are so fun…as long as they keep it safe and sane!
    So glad to be an American.

  4. dfpanter says:

    Happy Independence Day to you, Suzanne! 🙂

  5. native daughter says:

    To Ross: Thank you for your service and sacrifice to protect family and country. Happy 4th.

  6. holstein woman says:

    Happy Independence day.
    I’m so glad you had time with Ross and he was so willing to be helpful. Sometimes you just need a man’s strength to help.
    Thank you for raising a son willing to give his time to serve our coumtry. Thank you Ross!

  7. azladychef says:

    I just got a little Facebook time with my nephew in Afghanistan. What a great way to start my 4th! To all of our service men and woman, both past and present, my deepest thanks for keeping our flag flying high.
    And to the rest of America…HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!!!!!
    :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy:

  8. cabighorse says:

    Happy Independence Day to Suzanne, your followers, our servicemen here and abroad, and the citizens of the great land of all, the United States of America. We will add Ross as a personal note to the other servicemen on our prayer list.

    Please post pictures of fireworks from this evening. For the first time in its history, our city and countywide, fireworks are banned due to the extreme drought. We resort to film and virtual displays tonight, but we are thankful those options are available.

    God bless you and your wonderful site.

  9. morningstar says:

    Happy 4th July Suzanne, I am so happy you had a lovely time with Ross. I have been thinking of you both.

  10. Sue, a Florida Farm Girl says:

    I can’t think of much better way to celebrate Independence Day than to spend quality time with your son in a place you love. Happy Independence Day to all.

  11. lavenderblue says:

    Happy Independence Day to all. God Bless!

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