We did our patriotic duty on the 4th of July. We ate lots of pig.
There was pulled pork barbecue from a pork roast and there were pork ribs cooked long and slow. There was baked beans and corn on the cob. Our friend, Jeff, brought excellent potato salad. For dessert we chose between two kinds of cake--red velvet or chocolate fudge cake.
We sat and talked afterward, then we drove up into the mountains to show Julia's visiting brother and sister-in-law some of the sights. Then we sat and talked more. I and my youngest lit fireworks after dark while everyone watched from the porch.
This was the first time Julia has seen her brother since her father died, over ten years ago. They do not often speak on the phone. It was an excellent visit. We found that we got along quite well.
Even my dog got to visit--with Jeff's dog.