#Giveaway: Happy 4th of July!

Posted July 4th, 2016 by in Blog, Box-O-Books!, Giveaway / 79 comments



O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

America, The Beautiful Lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates โ€“ 1913

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  • Untamed (Long, Tall Texans) by Diana Palmer
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79 Responses to “#Giveaway: Happy 4th of July!”

  1. Charlene E

    We usually spend the weekend enjoying the outdoors, grilling, enjoying some adult beverages – we like it to a relaxing weekend.

  2. Trudy

    Since moving out to the country we stay home on fire watch. I am always shocked how many people think it is okay to use fireworks surrounded by dry grass. Luckily we can see the town fireworks from our house on the hill.

  3. CelineB

    I usually do a pretty quiet 4th. My neighborhood sounds like a war zone the entire week before and after, so I usually hang out with my scared dog. My family does burgers, chips, corn on the cob, and apple pie as our dinner celebration.

  4. Kate Sparkks

    We eat, like everyone else in the country and watch the PBS 4th celebration.

  5. bastdazbog

    Staying at home with the family. Looks like a great selection of books!

  6. lraines78

    I spend the Fourth watching fireworks from our dock. It is such fun having our family together.

  7. jmesparza821

    A couple of my cousins and friends we all get together and have a cookout. The younger kids have fun (adult sipervision) popping firecrackers.

  8. Juli Hall

    I usually have to work in the morning then it’s a relaxing day at home

  9. Mariola Fik-Izydor

    The family and I went camping for Canada Day which was on Friday. A big celebration here as well, with fire works.

  10. Connie Lee

    We are cooking out in the backyard this afternoon. It’s just our small family enjoying ourselves.

  11. Lori P

    The last few years it has been pretty quiet around here because my hubby has been working on this holiday. Hope everyone has a happy 4th of July!

  12. debby236

    I hve my daughters over and we cook out and thenl ater go to see fireworkds.

  13. Teresa Williams

    We are usually home eating a sandwich but this year we are at my daughters trying to have a cookout .Her brother in law called for a ride to get beer first then her father in law took the car to er trying to get pain meds and they had to deal with that .Next year I will be home with my sandwich and a good book cause its been nothing but aggravation here all week.Happy 4 th !

  14. Joanne B

    Usually I work, then go home, have a barbecue, and watch the fireworks.

  15. Joye

    We went to a parade and later going to grill some ribs. Watching the fireworks display after dark and being thankful that we live in a free country!

  16. Glenda

    Errands and house cleaning. Followed by a get together with friends with lots of food, drinks, fun and fireworks!

  17. noraadrienne

    We celebrate it normally by attending a BBQ by one of our kids. This year they’re all away so it will be watching it on TV.

  18. Nicole Potter

    Happy Independence Day! When I was little, my whole extended family used to get together for a day of fun, eating and fireworks! As I’ve got older though, it’s mostly just my husband and I grilling and watching nightworks together!

  19. Pennie

    Since I work nights, I’m spending the afternoons reading, sleeping, repeat

  20. Sue C

    Picnic, boating and hanging with family and friends. Swimming in the pool.

  21. AmandaS

    I usually spend the weekend at home, having a bbq and just relaxing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Connie Szuk

    It’s been raining today, so we’ve mostly been inside. Normally it’s parades and cook outs.

  23. janinecatmom

    We usually don’t do a lot. We both have small families and they usually don’t do anything. So, it’s just a quiet day at home.

  24. erinf1

    grilling out and trying to calm the dogs! My pup is having a sleepover at my parents’ home b/c they have a lot less fireworks. Siiiiigh.. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Banana cake

    Went to a bbq earlier, watching the fireworks on tv its to hot out! Heat index was 107 in Austin, Texas.

  26. belindaegreen

    I celebrate the 4th by staying at home and watch all the festivities on TV. Much more enjoyable and safer! I make tacos and I’m all set! ๐Ÿ™‚ Now if only people would stop shooting off fireworks in the neighborhood… Kinda scary!

  27. Sandy X

    My brother bbq and I made dessert. Now we’re just relaxing at home enjoying some family time before my brother heads to work out of town.

  28. Meredith Miller

    bbq with family and then a quiet, safe night at home watching fireworks on tv.

  29. kermitsgirl

    My husband and I like to stay at home and relax with a baseball game on the TV – at night, we stream fireworks from wherever we want and leave the traffic to everyone else ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Lisa M

    Since I am Canadian I celebrate a few days earlier on Canada Day … just relaxing!

  31. Ellen C.

    We used to go camping with family. Now, we gather at Mom & Dad’s and just have a good time being together.

  32. Vi

    Usually a BBQ with friends, but this year the local fireworks show with friends ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. rachbrown2015

    We went to an Independence Day Celebration that was held by our County.

  34. Diane Sallans

    had a quiet 4th this year, but did have the traditional hot dogs, baked beans & potato salad!

  35. isisthe12th

    We had a barbecue with friends and family. And we watched fireworks. Thank you

  36. Patricia B.

    We usually go over the mountain to NC to be with our oldest daughter and her family for a cookout. In the past we have had to leave before the fireworks because my husband had to be to work the next morning. This year our Honor Flight group was invited to be a guest of Pepsi who sponsors the 4th of July celebration in the city. They provided a tent for us to give out information and collect donations. We got VIP passes to park on site, wonderful because they were shuttling people in from two lots 3 and 8 miles away. They also provided a Bar-B-Q dinner for us. The event lasted all afternoon until the fireworks at 10PM. They had country and blue grass bands, from 9 to 10 drew for giveaways, and had several ceremonies honoring veterans. My husband was one of about 10 Vietnam veterans that were honored with a framed citation and a pin for the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. While they were waiting to go onstage, a storm hit and drenched everyone. Many left, but the rain moved out, and it was clear for the fireworks. It started raining again not 15 minutes after they finished.

  37. Marty C.

    This year? Sitting in the house while torrents of rain fell outside and chugging Robitussin to tame the cold from hell. Definitely not my best holiday weekend, lol.

  38. Cynthia Powers

    Usually at home. My dad barbecues something tasty, my mom and I make strawberry rhubarb pie, and we usually sit on the back porch after dinner lighting sparklers.

  39. Elizabeth Andreas

    watching Independence Day on TV and then the fireworks that night.