What is your favorite Fourth of July memory?

Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Bill Joyce

"Being with family and friends and watching the fireworks is my favorite memory."

Bill Joyce of Washington

Tonia Hamilton

"Watching my daughter march in the parade for the first time."

Tonia Hamilton of Linton

Don Cazee

"The best time I ever had on the Fourth of July was going to Sullivan Lake and having a cookout and watching the fireworks while floating around on an inner tube."

Don Cazee of Jasonville

Julie Decker

"Seventeen years ago I had a baby the day before on July 3rd. It was real hot the next day and I stayed in the hospital."

Julie Decker of Worthington

Cheryl Hamilton

"When I was a kid, I had a great aunt and uncle who lived close to the Robinson (Ill.) park. We had a picnic there in the evening. We'd go to the park and ride rides."

Cheryl Hamilton of Linton

Crystal Woods

"The parade and fireworks. I've only missed the parade two years in my life. The years I was gone, I was always wondering what everyone in Linton was going."

Crystal Woods of Linton

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  • My best/worst memory was the year our band from Switz City was placed to march in the Linton Parade behind the horses. Was a smelly mess. Then go home to climb on the farm wagon to bale straw the rest of the day. Dad said marching in the parade was play stuff, time to go to work now. Never mind the heat and distance we marched behind the horses. Oh well,,,

    -- Posted by gary g on Tue, Jun 19, 2007, at 7:46 PM
  • Sorry to hear that gary g!There are student athletes that will tell you that marching the Linton parade is more stressful that some sporting events.Dad wasn't a past band member eh? March on local bands! March on!

    -- Posted by Ethermuse on Fri, Jun 22, 2007, at 6:51 AM
  • No, Ethermuse, Dad was not a Band guy, he was a hard working farmer he thought everybody should work hard. He was a great father, grandfather to my boys, best of great-grand fathers and a good husband to Mom. But work came first. Now he did allow 4H, FFA and Ag classes with Mr. Hines to be a part of the life learning process.

    -- Posted by gary g on Fri, Jun 22, 2007, at 9:14 PM
  • My favorite 4th of July memories are marching with the Cody Cadets and all the applause we recieved. It really made me feel proud to be apart of the parade and proud of the little girls who performed with the Cody Cadets. We marched for 15 years.

    -- Posted by missie on Fri, Jun 22, 2007, at 10:41 PM
  • My best memories are going to the parade, then going to my Aunt Mable and Uncle Harolds and having a big family get together and fish fry. (the best fish and onions rings ever). Those were the good ole days. The hot weather and high humidity never bothered us, we would eat, play volleyball, softball, lawn jarts, climb trees, just whatever.

    -- Posted by chiefsswife on Tue, Jun 26, 2007, at 10:28 AM
  • The 4th of July was the highlight of our summer. Band practice with Mr. Pirtle. Hot sweaty evenings with Mr. Pirtle telling us "Guide Right!" and of course who could forget "IF YOU CAN'T COUNT YOU CAN'T PLAY!"

    Being the first band in the parade made sure we got to see the whole parade. Fireworks, carnival, holding hands....

    Those were the days. Where has our youth gone?

    -- Posted by Alayane on Tue, Jul 3, 2007, at 7:25 PM
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