Happy Fourth of July!
Greetings from Hillsboro, Oregon 1988.
I love a parade. And one of my all time favorites is in Hillsboro. It’s the largest 4th of July parade in Oregon. Everything from kids decked out and ready to strut their stuff to giant John Deere tractors roll right down the middle of Main Street. Jazzercise mamas, high school bands, church groups, hand-made floats on the back of flatbed trucks and even a local politician or two round out the entertainment. It’s definitely 2 1/2 hours of small town wacky bliss.
America truly is a great big melting pot of weird and wonderful. And that’s exactly why we mark this day.
Whether you choose to celebrate at a small town parade, enjoying brauts and brews in your neighbor’s backyard, lighting off bottle rockets under the cover of darkness (oh no, please don’t!) or stretched out on the grass gazing up at a night sky filled with flash and sparkle, enjoy the day and savor the moment – from sea to shining sea.