Flags started disappearing on Flag Day, June fourteenth. Mostly Stars and Stripes, with a few maple leaves to celebrate Canada Day, and a tricolored French flag, flown in anticipation of Bastille Day. On her usual early morning dog walk, a week before the Fourth of July, Lizzie Christopher saw that her Jericho, Ohio neighborhood was stripped bare, not a flag left flying.
“You know, my wife, Dawn, just has no sense of humor anymore,” I was telling the guys. We were hanging out at Sid’s Hardware. They offered free coffee and a few of us had gotten into the habit of gathering there in the mornings.
I knocked on the door of Mama Steve’s cottage. Nobody ever locked their doors in our tiny town of only six thousand people, But Esther Stevenson, known affectionately all over town as Mama Steve, would be 100 years old on the 4th of July, and I didn’t want to startle her. Mama Steve was expecting me, so when I didn’t get an answer to my knock, I opened the door and went in. I was there to interview her for our weekly newspaper’s special 4th of July edition.
A Flag Retirement Ceremony is a new addition to this year's Sanger 4th of July Summer Spectacular. The spectacular will take place, on Thursday, July 4, on the Sanger High School sports field, at 1045 Bethel Avenue, in Sanger, and gates will open at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dusk (9 p.m.).
When I think of our family 4th of July celebrations one of the big things that sticks out in my mind is food! If you are trying to decide what food to serve at your celebration this year, check out some July 4th food memories from some of our KRL staff. Feel free to add your own memories in the comments! Happy 4th of July from KRL!