There were eleven of us kids so on the Fourth of July so there
was a lot of fireworks going off at our house. I like to light
a firecracker and throw it. We still do fireworks each fourth
but it is now with my own children and grandchildren.
When I was growing my grandfather, C.A. Bobo, would have a cookout at his horse barn. We didn't have fireworks much but we always
had really good food to eat.
Every Fourth of July as gotten bigger and better as the family
has grown. We have a cookout and fireworks and fireworks
is one thing we really do up special.
I was born and raised in Germany of course we did not have a
Fourth of July. But when I moved to the United States and became
an American citizen, now it's very important to me. We did the usual
stuff with the kids like picnic and fireworks when they were growing
up but celebrating the Fourth of July in very important to our
When I was little I always wanted to play with fireworks on the
4th but my parents would not let my because the thought I might
get burnt or blow myself up. But when I got a little older and they
let me play with the sparklers, that is a day I will not forget.
That was a big day for me because I got to twirl around sparklers in each hand.
I was born on the 6th of July and for the longest time I thought
all of the things with the fireworks and celebration on the 4th
was for my birthday. When I found, out as I got older, that it wasn't
because of my birthday it was really had to take. It was almost
as bad as finding out there was not Santa Claus.
I was born on the 5th of July. We thought I was going to be
born on the 4th but I came along a day later. I never like
the fireworks on the 4th because they frightened me but as
I got older I grew out of that. But the main thing I remember
about the 4th when I was younger was going to the beach
and the fun we had at the beach. That was special.
We lived on the farm and had chores to do so we did
not celebrate 4th of July. There were no fireworks either
although we did have fireworks at Christmas because my
father help sell fireworks a little store. But was far as celebrating
the 4th of July, we did not.
We did not celebrate 4th of July. It was just another day.
The whole family was working and did not have time
to get together on the 4th.