My city is well-known for their impressive Fourth of July fireworks display. The festivities are always held ahead of the actual holiday. This year, they were on Friday, 1 July. The Chef and I live right around the corner from the riverfront, where the fireworks are launched. We watched the display from our deck. Although we missed the lower ones due to a tall building being in the way, we saw a good 75% of the show without having to mingle with the throngs. That’s a win. Here are a few pics that I took with my camera phone. They’re not the best, but I think they can qualify as being *mildly* artistic.
The writer of such adventure classics as The Sea Hawk, Scaramouche, and Captain Blood was born on 29 April 1875. Here he is as a young man, looking rather dapper:
Today is my fifth wedding anniversary with The Chef! We’ll be painting the town a few different colors! See you tomorrow.
*Yes, I know today is Friday, but The Chef and I are both redheads…so, just go with it!
From the George Grantham Bain collection (Library of Congress):
G.B. Shaw was born on 26 July 1856.
I’m not sure what The Chef and I are doing today, but it’s certainly not going to involve (real) blogging.
Here’s a link to my fave birthday post, from 2012.
See you tomorrow!
Have a very Mary
I’d like to wish my husband a very happy fourth wedding anniversary!
“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”-Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Happy Halloween, also known as The Chef’s birthday! Enjoy this vintage card whilst I am away celebrating the day with my husband: