Today is a very special day in my family as we celebrate my dad's birthday. We always had a grand celebration when whole big family would get together at grandmother's country house. There would be from fifty to hundred people laughing, singing, dancing, and us, kids, jumping on the haystack until we drop asleep around it.
Even though we didn't live in the US then, one of the toast was to honor birthday of America. Little did we know, that years later my dad would raise a glass on Forth of July for his and America's birthday on the American land.
And no matter how close or how far we are, tradition of Fourth of July celebration is kept alive in our family.
|Dad's all time favorite: watermelon and milk... :)|
Happy Birthday, Dad!
Happy Birthday, America!