It's July, it's hot, must be Oklahoma. The Weather Channel says near record highs for today, 103 F (39.4 C). One of my most favorite things this time of year is air conditioning. I'm old enough to remember not having air conditioning and sleeping in the basement when it got too hot in the summer. Unfortunately the clay soil and high water table here in Oklahoma isn't conductive to basements, most homes don't have one.
Another favorite this week is the upcoming 4th of July holiday. It means a 4 day weekend as we get Monday and Tuesday off work. When I was a kid, 4th of July meant a trip to Grandma's house. From there all of my Mom's family would troop to one of the local lakes for a picnic and swimming. Not much better than that when you are 6 years old and get to spend the whole day swimming and eating grandma's fried chicken and potato salad (plus Ding Dongs, a personal favorite in those days).
More recently, we usually spend one day of the holiday weekend with friends from work. You'd never know these mild mannered guys are actually closet pyromaniacs. One friend has a class ?? license and is allowed to purchase and shoot the very large fireworks. He always has a wonderful fireworks display at his home out in the country (beats fighting the traffic to watch the city display).
On the 4th we usually head to Kiddo's grandma's (my mom). Eat fried chicken and potato salad, which Kiddo will tell you is better than any one's in the whole world.
So Happy 4th of July to those in the US. Happy Canada Day to the Canadian portion of blog land. Happy Friday to everyone else.
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