Friday Five

I’ve been a part of the RevGalBlogPals blogroll for awhile now … usually I’m just a lurker, but today I’m playing the Friday Five.

So lets have a bit of fun:

1. Barbeque’s or picnics ( or are they essentially the same thing?)

My idea of picnics are eating outside in a pretty place like a park or alongside Laura Ingall’s Plum Creek. It doesn’t involve cooking … just eating and enjoying nature or a special place.

Barbeque’s are about cooking outside. In New York it was hamburgers and hot dogs, in Texas it’s “barbecue”. The best Fourth of July barbecue for me was when I was a kid and got to eat lobster for the first time.

2. The park/ the lake/ the beach or staying at home simply being?

I’ve done it all …. and, well, I like just staying home the best these days. My favorite Fourth of July celebration was a Sunday (free day) at Chautauqua Institution. We hear one of the great military bands in the afternon and watched the fireworks over the lake totally lined with luminaires. Even made me feel somewhat patriotic.

3. Fireworks- love ’em or hate ’em?

Love ’em. Love to watch … lots of color.

4. Parades- have you ever taken part- share a memory…

I remember missing the parade when I was 6. I had the chicken pox and had to listen to the parade on the radio from my grandparent’s backyard. It was supposed to be the first parade I would march in … what a disappointment for a six year old.

5. Time for a musical interlude- if you could sum up holidays in a piece of music what would it be?

Anything John Phillip Sousa