Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Nostalgia

This week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge comes from Amanda at Something to Ponder About. If you would like to participate please visit her site for the rules. These photo challenges are lots of fun!

Here in the USA, we celebrated the 4th of July this past weekend. Holiday celebrations are always nostalgic for me. All the traditional sights, sounds, decorations and foods bring back memories of years past.

As a kid, I never liked sparklers, they scared me! My catastrophic thinking started a long time ago…! Luckily, my own kids seem to experience the childhood joy normally associated with waving around a flaming stick of fire in the air.

The new neighbors went all out with a neighborhood fireworks show. They were very kind to invite us, the new family on the block. We had a wonderful time meeting everyone who lives nearby, playing in the street and celebrating our community and our country.

I found a great YouTube video about the Revolutionary War, the Star-Spangled Banner, and Frances Scott Key that is perfect for the 4th of July. If you’re interested in American history, check out this link:

The Star-Spangled Banner

We hope you are able to do something to celebrate your country, city, community, and neighborhood sometime soon! May God bless you and keep you.

3 thoughts on “Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Nostalgia

  1. What a fun celebration! Were they fireworks on the neighbour’s lawn? Or sparklers?
    In Australia, fireworks were banned when I was a child. However, large fireworks displays are held on special events, like your Independence Day and are organized by the authorities. They are always fun to see. Lovely photos. Thanks for joining in on Friendly Friday, Jen.

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    1. Thank you Amanda!
      The photo challenges are so much fun!
      All the fireworks and sparklers we’re in the street on the pavement. I was impressed by all the safety precautions taken. The neighbors appear to be very responsible! Most large displays that are usually organized by fire departments and other officials were cancelled this year due to C-19. Many parts of California do not allow fireworks of any kind due to the danger of wildfires. The city we live in right now had fireworks booths on almost every street corner. Each booth was run by a local non-profit organization. We bought sparklers from the county Little League to support local park maintenance. 😊

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      1. Almost every street corner? Wow! But good to know that they are being responsible and lovely to hear that it is a charitable exercise. Perhaps Australia’s reason for banning them had something to do with the problems with bushfires also?

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