My hometown in Ohio had a drive-in movie theater which we used to love to go to and watch fireworks. My friends and I would run around and catch a lightning bug or two.
I used to stare wide eyed at the designs I'd make with sparklers that were half fascinating/half terrifying, as I worried that my hand would get burned.
It's the little things that stand out in my memory of growing up with the Fourth of July and I can't help but smile when I see my kids enjoy the same.
I hope this year will bring fun and celebration to you and yours...and maybe even a sparkler or two. Happy Birthday USA!
Happy 4th of July.