Fireworks on Independence Day A Tradition That Has Lasted for Centuries
that night was clearly grateful to live in this free land that is like no other in the world. The cocktails were good, too!
Independence Day is a time to get together, celebrate the freedom of our country, and remember its founding over 240 years ago.
Americans have been celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks throughout history. Among our Founding Fathers, John Adams wanted to celebrate this special and history-changing creation of our republic with grandeur. In a letter to Abigail Adams, he stated that the occasion “ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other, from this Time forward forevermore.” One year after the United States gained her independence, John Adams received his wish. On July 4, 1777, Philadelphia set off the first firework display, leading what was soon to be an annual tradition of setting off sizzling sparklers and whistling fireworks in remembrance of the battles fought for liberty and justice for all.
Over the years, I’ve been to a lot of Fourth of July fireworks shows. One of my favorites was from our boat in Port Royal in the early 2000s. Recently, we have been content to go out into our backyard and watch a few fireworks go off on Port Royal and Paris Island from a distance. Thinking back, however, the best Fourth of July I ever had was out on a boat just off the coast of Washington D.C. in 1976: the 200th anniversary of the birth of this great nation. I was visiting a friend of mine who lived in Alexandria, Virginia, and friends of hers invited us to join them aboard their 52-foot sailboat to watch the fireworks display at the Capitol from the Potomac River. What a fabulously colorful, star-spangled display that was! It was more than an enjoyable time; it was patriotic, and we felt the same pride as those in the hundreds of boats around us. Each person there
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Hiking With Your Kids Watch Their World Expand With Every Step
Bring Along Some Tools of Discovery Getting your children to engage in nature while you’re out hiking can be as simple as bringing a magnifying glass along with you. Let your kids look at leaves, rocks, insects, or anything else you might come across on the trail. You can also bring binoculars to help them look at a bird that might be perched a little too high up. Another option is a bug holder to let your kids catch smaller insects, such as grasshoppers or pill bugs, and give them a close-up look. Keep Safety in Mind While you’re out on the trail, it's essential to make sure that both you and your family are safe. Wear breathable, noncotton material and sturdy shoes that don’t expose your toes. It’s important to dress according to the weather. For example, if the day is sunny, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and apply plenty of sunscreen on any exposed skin. Bring your kids’ favorite snacks and water bottles for everyone to stay hydrated. It’s crucial that you also bring a fully stocked first-aid kit in case someone is injured on the hike. Starting with one of your local hiking trails can be a rewarding way to spend the day with your kids. You can watch their excitement as they expand their world with new discoveries.
Hiking has many benefits as a family activity, such as mental health improvement, strengthening your relationships, and experiencing new sights and discoveries
together. It’s also great exercise, and you get plenty of quality time, fresh air, and sunshine. Here are three guidelines to help you and your kids have fun on your next hike. Encourage Their Curiosity One of the best ways to have your children learn about the world is letting them explore it. Being there for your children and encouraging them to ask questions about flowers, bugs, or animals you see on the trail will help them expand their vocabulary and learn how things work. When they learn they can explore independently and ask about the world around them, they’re gaining the confidence to teach themselves.
Amelia Earhart Day
Remembering the Inspirational Aviation Pilot
feats, including solo flights from Hawaii to California and from Mexico City to New York City.
On July 24, 1897, Amelia Earhart, later known as one of the most prominent pioneers in aviation, was born. Over 120 years later, Americans continue to celebrate her birth and accomplishments on Amelia Earhart Day, which takes place on her birthday each year. Earhart's first flight was in 1920 with WWI pilot Frank Hawks, and the experience instantly captivated her. Only six days later, she took up flying lessons, and several months after that, Earhart purchased her first airplane, which she named The Canary. A little less than a year after starting lessons, she passed her final flight test and earned her National Aeronautics Association license. While most people know only of her goal to be the first woman to fly around the world, Earhart accomplished and passed many records in her lifetime. The first was being the first woman to fly over 14,000 feet solo in 1922. Then in 1928, she was approached with an offer to be the first woman flown over the Atlantic Ocean, and four years later, she made the flight solo. From there, she was the first in many different
During her career as a pilot, Earhart worked hard to encourage and create opportunities for women to become involved in aviation, inspiring many to follow in her footsteps. She created The Ninety-Nines, an international group that actively seeks out ways to encourage female pilots. Today, The Ninety-Nines spans over 44 countries, representing women pilots from all across the world. Amelia Earhart’s greatest feat and mystery is when she set out to be the first woman to fly around the world. However, a little over a month after her initial departure on June 1, 1937, as she set her sights for Howland Island, she and flight navigator Fred Noonan disappeared. On July 19, 1937, both she and Noonan were pronounced lost at sea. While she may have had a tragic end, Earhart will be forever known as an inspirational woman whose legacy continues to inspire others today.
Cellphone Courtesy Month
Respecting the People Around You
makes you unapproachable. A person continually looking at their cellphone will appear uninterested in what’s happening around them. Keep your phone in your car, the bottom of your purse, another room, or your back pocket while you’re with others, so you can interact and meet new people. Skillfully Stepping Away If you need to take a call, the most polite way to do so is to excuse yourself. When you’re with someone else, explain that you need to take your call and that you’ll be back in a few minutes, which allows them to understand why you need to leave. Being Aware of Other People While you’re on the phone, it's important to consider where you are and what the conversation is going to be about. Make sure to put some distance between yourself and the people or building when you’re making a call, so you don’t distract anyone. By following these etiquette tips, you’ll be observing National Cellphone Courtesy Month and building good cellphone habits, which will help you throughout your life.
When you walk into the office of Eversole Law Firm, you may notice a sign that asks both our
clients and our team members to keep their phones off or silent
while in the building. In this day and age, when people depend heavily on cellphones, etiquette in how and when we use them has also become a norm. July is National Cellphone Courtesy Month, so we want to give everyone a chance to brush up on their phone habits.
Texting and Driving Along with being downright dangerous, texting and driving is discourteous to the drivers around you. By looking away from the road to your phone, you are putting yourself and the people around you at risk. If reaching for your phone is too tempting, put it out of reach in the back seat of your vehicle. A Social Barrier When you’re at a social gathering, whether it be a concert, corporate party, or birthday celebration, looking at your phone
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• 1 bunch fresh mint leaves • Salt, to taste EQUIPMENT • 1 packet of bamboo skewers
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1. Assemble skewers by placing one watermelon cube, one cucumber round, one feta cube, and one mint leaf on skewer in that order. Repeat until skewer is full. 2. Lightly season with salt and chill in fridge until right before serving.
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1. In Celebration of 4th of July 2. Hiking With Your Kids The First Woman to Fly Across the Atlantic 3. Etiquette on Cellphones Watermelon Cucumber Skewers 4. Eat Seasonally This July
Zucchini, Avocado, and Swiss Chard — Oh My! A Guide to Eating Seasonally This July
to find ingredients for your favorite recipes. Host a Latin-inspired foods night with fresh guacamole and salsa, or make a delectable shortcake with a blackberry and strawberry mixture on top. Grill Game So Strong There’s no better time to fire up the grill than July, and not just because of the weather. Zucchini and corn reach their peak during July, and these grilling favorites pair well with steaks, burgers, hot dogs, or fish. Go low-carb by stuffing your zucchini with vegetables and a protein for a charred skillet bowl. Even better, add some corn to your fresh salsa to add an extra zing to your tacos. Regardless of how you utilize them, zucchini and corn are sweetest, juiciest, and freshest during July. Go Green Filling your plate with plenty of greens is never easier than in July. Pick up a bundle of spinach, arugula, lettuce, Swiss chard, or any other leafy green, which are all juiciest and freshest during July. Cucumbers and green beans are bountiful this time of the year, as well. This July, add some fresh flavor to your water with cucumbers or create hearty salads with any of the leafy greens mentioned above. After all, there’s no better way to celebrate the middle of summer than by consuming its most delicious foods.
When you eat something during its harvesting season, you get the most out of your meal. In-season fruits and vegetables are more nutrient-dense than their out-of-season counterparts, and there’s no matching the flavor profile of fresh, in-season produce. Even better, because in-season foods are so bountiful during their peak, you can save a lot of money by shopping with the season. This July, enjoy some tasty foods during their prime with this handy guide. Fruitful Harvest Avocado toast lovers rejoice! Your season is here. Avocados are in season during July, joining many other fruity favorites. Gorge yourself on scrumptious blackberries, sweet strawberries, and bountiful tomatoes. Don’t forget about the cherries and blueberries, too! Because these fruits are so plentiful this time of the year, it’s easy
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