So the 4th of July arrived on schedule—July 25th. The aforementioned celebration that fizzled on the 4th and had to be rescheduled went off as planned on Saturday night. Once again we took dogs and blanket and warm jackets and took up our post at the mall.
It wasn’t nearly as crowded this time. Perhaps it was because it was 3 weeks after the fact, or maybe it was the lack of advertisement, but the atmosphere was definitely low-key. The dogs, tired from an earlier trip to the pet store, flopped down on the blanket and snored through most of the show. And what a show it was! Well worth the 3-week wait! Even worth coming out in the rain that thoughtfully stopped just in time.
So the 4th of July may have been a bit behind schedule this year—at least in our town—but it reinforced the truth that good things really do come to those who wait!