Wow…next Wednesday is 4th of July.  We plan to head down to the riverfront on the East Peoria side late afternoon to find a spot.  Although the show itself is only about 22 minutes long, it is a fantastic event, one not to be missed.

I’m packing sandwiches, cold drinks, and a book I’ve been meaning to read.  Hubby totes the folding chairs.  As friends and family congregate, there will be good conversation and growing anticipation … the evening will end as the sky explodes in color and light, a fitting way to celebrate our nation’s independence.  Grand and glorious.


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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