Saturday, July 4, 2020

244nd Independence Day!

Happy July 4th, America!

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The Hubby and I usually visit a local fireworks display, although every year I wish the municipalities would consider silent fireworks.

Fireworks also are very polluting; the chemicals used, the smoke that fills the air, and I'm sure the folks who light the wicks don't escape the process unscathed.

In addition, although we've enjoyed a vegetable-based diet for many years, there is one fascinating July 4th contest held every year that we've watched on television:

The Famous Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest!

This year, the event will be held indoors.

Trust me, it's ain't pretty, and you may not be able to watch the 100% contest without wanted to heave your own cookies, but in a weird, fascinating way, the contestants make it a worthwhile competition!

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  1. We'll take the hot dogs over fireworks any old day! Happy Independence Day from all of us!

  2. Happy Independence day to you, hubby, the Twins and Sweetie and all of those outstanding felines outstanding in your yard.
    I love your face decoration.
    I agree about the hot dog contest. I am not one
    (anyone who has pets) to be bothered by stuff that comes up. But good grief those idiots
    just turn me into a wuss who can't look
    Hugs cecilia

  3. There has got to be a better way to celebrate independence than fireworks .. that being said, those hot dog eating contests make my tummy hurt just watching!

  4. I love the idea of silent fireworks. Happy Fourth!

  5. Silent fireworks would be great. My kitties sure like the idea :-) Happy 4th of July!

  6. Happy Independence Day to you and all our US friends!

  7. I LOVE hotdogs but they are an occasional guilty pleasure..just every few years...

    Happy 4th.

  8. We would love silent fireworks too!

  9. You look very patriotic :) Happy 4th!

  10. Happy 4th! I'm so glad Sweetie gets to be safely inside this year for the noise. And also, I don't think I could watch any kind of eating contest.

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  12. Silent fireworks would be amazing. I always feel sorry for the animals who live near the areas where the big fireworks displays are set off. I can't watch eating contests of any kind. I find them repulsive.

  13. Happy 4th! I didn't know there were silent fireworks. That would be amazing.

  14. Hope you had a nice 4th of July this year, although different from any other year, I'm sure!

  15. I haven't been to a fireworks display in years, though some crazy neighbors put on a bit of a show. ~shakes head~ Be well!


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