If you are as old as I am, you remember when the holiday was commonly called Independence Day. Now when you hear the phrase "Independence Day", you are more likely to think of a popular movie.
When I was a kid, the Fourth of July felt like the halfway point of summer, although I know now that it is really only the beginning of summer. But as a kid I always loved the Fourth of July - hanging out at the Hellertown Pool for the day, sharing a picnic dinner with all of my cousins at one of our houses or the other, ending up at the Dewey Fire Company carnival for the evening capped off by lying on a blanket in the darkness on the hill beside the Dimmick Park baseball field watching the fireworks burst through the sky. The Fourth of July is never quite the same when you grow up, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Times change, new pleasant memories are made, new fun traditions evolve, but you will never forget the wonderful, carefree Fourth of July holidays of your childhood.
I wish everyone a wonderful, magical, safe but childhood-like holiday weekend this weekend, whatever you call it!
The shop will be closed Monday, July 4th, so all of our associates can spend the day with their families.
I'm sending just a short newsletter this weekend with a couple of news items for July. We will have more news on the upcoming classes soon, and you can always check the website for the latest class and event news.