July 4th Rambling
Everyone has their own favorite parts of July 4th. Some people like the fireworks, some people like the cookouts. I like watching Kobiashi (or something like that) eat Nathan’s Hot Dogs. I mean that guy is a machine.
This is where a normal person would put good thoughts about their country, and not that I don’t have good thoughts about my country, but I really spent the day focusing on other things. We went to a reunion for Meredith’s family. Those things are always fun for the in-laws. (Now who are you again? I’m Meredith’s husband. Which one is Meredith?…) Of course I was amazed by the whole thing. Meredith’s great-grandmother Willie Bowman had 229 descendants. That is 229 children, grandchildren and a couple of levels of great-grandchildren before she died. That is one whole heck of a lot of people. If I had been her I would have had each of them give me at least 5 bucks for my birthday and for Christmas. She could have made a small fortune.