Independence Day is memories of sitting on a blanket at the city park with family watching the sky light up in streams of brilliant color. Big ice cream cones and cool watermelon.

But this year it was a little different for me. I spent the morning at the pool with a good friend and her grandson. Then my asthma overtook me and I had to spend the rest of the day indoors. Darn air quality this time of year. But luckily I live right on the river, so the view is beautiful. I grilled a burger on my little George Foreman grill, drank some pink lemonade and watched a great movie with Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum as they saved the earth from yet another alien invasion.

family picnic in the park

family picnic in the park


  1. Warren says:

    Too bad about the asthma.

    I always thought the best aliens story would be about aliens who came here and gave us all kinds of new technologies but these wound up killing our culture and work ethic. A group of revolutionaries take to the hills and fight to preserve an older way of life but are hunted down by the aliens and some humans because these backward people don’t know what is best for themselves. You know, the way history has always worked when a technologically superior civilization encounters a less technologically advanced civilization.

    You could still have some good explosions which is what is really needed to make it popular.

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