Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy early 4th

Happy early 4th! I'm not sure when I will be able to get back here. I am working tonight, then a full day on Sunday and until 10 p.m. on Monday so there won't be much celebrating on my part. At least Sunday and Monday are all overtime. On the plus side, I work very close to the Charles River where the fireworks barges are so I will be getting out just before they begin and should be able to view them from the parking lot of my store. I could also walk about a half mile up the street to the river bank and join about 500,000 of my closest friends for an even better view. There are trees in the way in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery across the street but I am close enough that they should be clearly visible. I won't be close enough to hear the Boston Pops but they are usually done by the time the fireworks begin at around 10:15. I did go once back in 1976 when Arthur Fiedler was still around but I'm not good with huge crowds though they are well behaved now compared to then. If I were home I could walk down to the Mystic River (There's nothing mystical about it, it's just the English pronunciation of old Native American names.) and have pretty good view but at work I will be just across the Charles River about a 2 miles from the festivities. Maybe I'll take some pictures or better yet a video. Both the Charles and Mystic River meet and flow into Boston Harbor.

Time to get ready for work. Happy 4th everyone!  


  1. Happy 4th to you Bro. I am sorry you have to work, but then I am here to tell you that being retired is not all it's cracked up to be.
    I will watch the Boston Pops on TV, They put on a really good shoe as Ed Sullivan would say.

  2. I haven't been around much, Paul; I'll be back later to catch up on your blog postings and those of our other friends.

    Do enjoy your Independence Day, I hope it's a happy, safe one.

    *hugs Paul very bigly*

    8 )

  3. Hey my friend...
    Thanks for the visit, just stopped by to wish you a fabulous 4th.


  4. I knew you'd be cuttin cheese at the deli this holiday. Don't blame you, good overtime pay. Do enjoy the fireworks after work my friend. Happy 4th to you and your 500,000 friends!

  5. happy 4th my dear friend. thanks for sticking by me. xo

  6. Happy 4th to you enjoy Paul.
    Don't drink too many yummy ones:-)