04 July 2011
Now that IS making me feel a bit old. I remember very well the great celebration in Washington DC on the Bicentennial. I didn't brave the crowds at the Mall that day, but I believe I recall my brother Joe and Peggy heading down there, and I think maybe Sis and Jimmy too. I was 15 years old at the time, and commemorations of the Revolution were all over the place. Mom collected a set of dishes (that we still have) that had various events and places from those years depicted on them: Monticello and Mount Vernon, Independence Hall, Paul Revere, an so on. It was white and blue ironstone. I think mom and daddy and I ended up watching the fireworks on our TV (yes, in black and white - daddy didn't believe that colored TVs were up to snuff). Anywho, that the big celebration was actually 35 years ago amazes me.
Posted by William Weedon at 10:11 AM