Aloha Friday

It’s Aloha Friday over at An Island Life!

Answer my question and make sure you post one on your blog!

After that, go relax because today is Friday!!

Question for you this week is:

What is your family’s 4th of July tradition?
My answer:

The past few years, we’ve been going up to a local lake where some family friends have some property. We go out on the boats, play on the grass and eat lots of food. When it cools down, a bon fire is started and we sit around it eating s’mores and watching the fireworks going off around the entire lake. It is AWESOME and so much fun!

The Fourth of July weekend was coming up, and the nursery school teacher took the opportunity to tell her class about patriotism. “We live in a great country,” she said. “One of the things we should be happy is that, in this country, we are all free.” One little boy came walking up to her from the back of the room. He stood with his hands on his hips and said. . . .
“I’m not free. I’m four.”


What happened as a result of the Stamp Act?
The Americans licked the British!

Why did Paul Revere ride his horse from Boston to Lexington?
Because the horse was too heavy to carry!

Why did the British cross the Atlantic?
To get to the other tide!

What do you call a parade of German mercenaries?
A Hessian procession!

What would you get if you crossed a patriot with a small curly-haired dog?
Yankee Poodle!

Did you hear the one about the Liberty Bell?
Yeah, it cracked me up!

What would you get if you crossed George Washington with cattle feed?
The Fodder of Our Country!

What’s red, white, blue, and almost as ugly as a dog?
A revolutionary warthog!


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  1. i enjoy the free concerts in the park leading up to the fireworks… hopefully it wont be too hot this year…

  2. My wife makes this really cool flag cake with lots of strawberries.

  3. I hate to admit it but we have no tradition unless hiding from the drunk drivers and crowds counts? Don’t I sound like a blast? 😉

  4. The 4th is our anniversary!

  5. Golfing if it isn’t too wet! And watching golf on tv.

  6. I will adjust the question a bit. For Canada Day we usually go to a town held celebration. (this year we missed it due, to yucky weather)

  7. no real family traditions for us…maybe we can start a new one this year, such as bleaching my hair with mustard or something…

  8. We have a summer business which means everyone is working. We do enjoy grilling and fireworks at night.

  9. We seem to do something different every year. This year we’ll be with my mom and dad and having a BBQ at one of their friends homes.

  10. Our plans can change every year, but for the past few years we’ve had a family reunion and its been great !!!

  11. The last two years we were visiting my brother and his family. Last year we went cherry picking on the 4th and sat around eating them all evening. This year he had a wedding to attend, so we were not able to keep up with the tradition.

  12. We start by going to my Aunt Debbie’s to watch a little small town parade. Then we go to my other aunt’s house fora cook out and so the kids can play on the trampoline and in the pool. This year the parade is off the schedule as my cousin has cancer and is in the hospital. It actually won’t be the same at all without my cousin around.

  13. No traditions, but our neighborhood is having our first annual kiddie’s parade tomorrow (wear red, white, & blue, decorate strollers, etc), so I am hoping that is going to start a fun tradition here!!

  14. We have always had a cookout at my house. Then we go to the park and watch the fireworks.

  15. This year hubby is working so me and the kids will just hang out in the pool. We usually BBQ!

  16. We always BBQ!

  17. Sounds like great plans for the 4th! Love the cheesy jokes

  18. BBQ with the neighbours and then watch fireworks.

  19. Fireworks!

  20. We hang out with our friends from church – cook out, corn hole, games, SCRABBLE & Knitting!!! The best day!

  21. Honestly, we don’t really have any. We’re not a big “fan” of July 4th I guess but we do enjoy the firework if it’s not from our neighborhood scaring the bejeebeez out of me! LOL

    Happy 4th no less!

  22. My family tends to all do their own things. I stay home lol

  23. Well, our tradition is to do nothing lol and that makes me so mad. Every year I hope to do something..but it always falls by the wayside.

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