July 1, 2012

Sharing Memories (Week 27): Celebrating Independence Day or Canada Day

Welcome to Week 27 of our 52 weeks of Sharing Memories - A Genealogy Journey for 2012.  We are writing our memoirs and childhood memories for our descendants.

If you are just joining us, please take a peek at the last two years of prompts by clicking on the Sharing Memories tab at the top of Olive Tree Genealogy blog. You can jump in at any time and you can skip topics that you don't like. There are no rules, it's all about getting your memories down on paper. The prompts are here as a guide to help if you are stuck for ideas.

Share your memories here in the comment section, on your own blog, or privately in a journal you keep at home. The important thing is to write.

This is a weekend to celebrate. Here in Canada we're celebrating Canada Day, which is on July 1 and honours Confederation day in 1867 when our three colonies were united into a single country called Canada.

I don't remember doing anything special as a kid to celebrate this day except my dad used to get fireworks for us to have in the front yard - mostly sparklers. I'm curious whether other Canadians did anything special? It seems most Canadians hang little Canadian flags on their cars, make sure they have plenty of beer on hand and lots of steaks for the barbeque. The backyard deck parties started on Friday night in our area. We Canadians love the outdoors and our back decks and barbeques!

Independence Day (Fourth of July) is something I've never experienced firsthand, so would love to hear comments from my American readers. What did your family do to celebrate or what do you do now? 

1 comment:

The Grandmother Here said...

I too don't remember anything special on July 1st. We had our fireworks and rhubarb pie with our aunts and uncles and cousins on the 24th of May.