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Apparently, Independence day is celebrated differently in Mississippi from Virginia and Indonesia. Obviously, Indonesia doesn't celebrate American independence. But, last summer, that's where I happened to be on July 4th, so my sister, parents, cousins and I did all that we could to make it extremely patriotic and memorable. If you'd like to read about the shenanigans we got into, click here. In Virginia, we usually have a cook-out at someone's house, play corn-hole, and watch fireworks. Since I'm in Mississippi this year, I'll be experiencing their traditions. So far on the agenda is: Church Fish Fry Fundraiser, (Almost) Talent Show, and fireworks.
The church that is hosting us is raising money to send some members on a missions trip, so our organization made a large donation that allows us all to eat at the Fish Fry. Can't say that I've ever had a fish fry on the 4th of July, but, there's a first for everything! I also can't say that I've ever had fried (or any) catfish, which I hear is what's on the menu.
After dinner, some members of our group are putting on a talent show. It's looking to be pretty promising.. mostly because I decided not to be in it. :) Should be a good time. All in all, it's been a good holiday!
Happy Birthday, America!