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Taggot's Story, (Part Four)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Saturday, July 05, 2008

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Taggot Rose Wilson writes about celebrating the Fourth of July with her family.

Saturday, July 5, 2008, 6:22 a.m., M.T., Jackson Hole, Wy.~

Dear Journal~

Hi!  It's me, your friend, Taggot Wilson, writing!  Just woke up; am tired from last night!

Hope you all had as much fun as we did yesterday.  Whoo!  We left the house by eight, were gone all day.  Didn't get home until after dark.

We went to our city's Fourth of July celebration and parade; the parade kicked things off, then we went over to Hodge's Park, not far from my house, where they had a celebration including games, contests, rides for the kids, food tents, and music.  Across the way, over the lake, they shot off fireworks, to cap the evening; the display lasted a good half hour, forty five minutes.  I'd never seen so many fireworks in my life; they were spectacular!!  It was the best fireworks display I've ever seen!!

Now we kids are sunburnt; I am feeling it today, especially across my neck, shoulders, and face.  I look (and feel) like a boiled lobster; I am bright red!! *OW*

Yesterday at the park, during lunch, a guy in front of us, suddenly collapsed, fell to the ground, and didn't get back up.  It caused some excitement, especially when two people started working on him, doing CPR, and when the ambulance came.  Turned out the guy had a heart attack or stroke or something; anyway, it was pretty bad.  It kind of upset a lot of people; you don't expect this type of thing to happen at a celebration. 

Anyway, I said a prayer for the man; I pray he is going to be okay!

The excitement caused by this man was soon forgotten once the ambulance left; we went right back into celebrating our nation's birthday.  We weren't going to let something like that ruin our day; besides, we didn't know who this man was; we'd never seen him before.

Before the fireworks, in the evening, they had a symphony orchestra play patriotic music; a lot of people were waving flags, singing along, or dancing to the music.  Even my daddy got up, started wiggling his hips to "The Stars and Stripes Forever".  It was kinda cute, it made me smile.  At nine sharp, the fireworks started; they didn't stop banging, exploding overhead until it was past nine thirty.  It was a very long display, one of the best displays I can remember.

So that was our Fourth of July.  It was good, and I pray, hope yours was good, too.  It's just too bad that guy at the picnic got sick like he did; I bet he didn't get to see fireworks.  Too bad for him; they were spectacular!  If I ever see him again, or get his name, I will have to tell him about the fireworks.  I'm sure he'd get a kick out of that, appreciate it!

Well, the family's starting to get up; I hear mom and daddy talking softly from their bedroom.  I will write in here again next time; we are going to do more celebrating; there's some Fourth of July festivities still scheduled up the way from us, and yes, there'll be more fireworks.  So our celebrating isn't over just yet!

I will have to remember to pack some sunscreen, not to mention, the Noxema; don't want to get cooked any more than what we've already done! LOL  Take care and God bless!

~Love, your friend, Taggot Rose Wilson. :)


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Reviewed by Georg Mateos 7/11/2008
From make believe to reality, some times reality is more strange than fantasy. The point is to invoke the reader to feel the emotions of the people you write about.
Thanks, and yes, in Mallorca I use sun-tan blocker 15. No blisters.

Georg
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 7/5/2008
Karen another great write, from your talented pen
God Bless
Michelle~
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/5/2008
Your endless imagination never ceases to impress me, Karen. Merci mon amie. Amour et paix, ton ami de la C-B, Canada,

Regis
Reviewed by Charlie 7/5/2008
More excitement than I had, curled up on the couch with my box of tissues... Good health to you and yours! --Charlie
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/5/2008
I will have to remember to pack some sunscreen, not to mention, the Noxema

I never leave home without them, these days! Be careful out there!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/5/2008
Karen,

An eventful Fourth - excellent.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.


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