Aside from these festivities, my sisters and I knew what the day stood for. After all, we had grown up listening to this:
One story on one side of the record, the other on the flip side!
What a great record! My favorite was the George Washington side--his life sounded so exciting. I began to invest serious play time being George Washington: the daring young surveyor, forging his way across the icy Allegheny River; the dashing army officer with the Virginia Militia, having horse after horse shot out from under him while he fearlessly lead his men against the French; and most famously as the Commander-In-Chief of the Continental Army fighting the British for our Independence!
George Washington with her two grandmas and aunt.
Sadly, I don't own that record anymore (for our younger viewers, a "record" was something we listened to audio on before CDs and Spotify). Nor do I anymore own my tri-cornered hat or bitchin' cowboy boots. But I still have a soft spot of the big G.W., and, of course, for the Fourth of July.
Happy Independence Day, everyone!