Last summer I spent the 4th of July in Romania!
The Americans (and 1 Canadian) working with New Horizon’s summer Viata camp gathered at the Bates family home (Dana Bates is the Executive Director of New Horizons) and had a barbecue.
Brandi and Briana Bates decorated a cake to look like an American flag and the Romanians who joined us requested we sing the national anthem. Odd, but I don’t think I’ve ever sung the national anthem on the 4th of July before.
The U.S. Independence Day holiday I spent in Romania was more fun than I have had on the 4th for a number of years. Two years ago I was painting my house and decided to keep going despite the holiday. On that day I had my one and only fall off a ladder. Fortunately it was a step-ladder and the bumps and bruises healed eventually.
The paint that went down with me is still on the porch ceiling.
On the 4th of July the year before I attempted to work on my tenure paper and the computer ate the paper. I lost about a week of edits.
This year I will not be standing on any ladders. I will not be doing any work. I think the safest thing may be to make a cake that looks like an American flag and sing The Star Spangled Banner.