What the 4th of July means to me:
4th of July means spending the day with family. Growing up the 4th of July was all about celebrating my Grandma’s birthday. My grandmother will be celebrating her 91st birthday this year on the 4th. Here is a picture of me with her taken this last April.
My grandmother loves the Padres and Chargers, and I just love calling her and talking sports with her. We would gather every year with my brothers, all my nieces and nephews along with my Grandmothers brothers and sisters. She loves being surrounded by friends and family.
When I got married 14 years ago, this is when I started celebrating the 4th of July, it was no longer just for my grandmothers birthday. It has become about going out and having a picnic and watching the firework show with my wife and kids. My wife absolutely loves fireworks. Whenever the Padres had fireworks after the game, I knew I could get her to go with me, and she loved the yearly Sky Show put on by 101.5 KGB FM after a SDSU Aztecs College Football game.
We would go hang out with our friends in Santee, CA for the yearly 4th of July Santee Salutes, and watch the firework show.
Now, living in Cheyenne, WY, we go and watch the fireworks at Frontier Park, starting a new tradition.
What traditions do you have for the 4th of July?