Last night, we attended an outdoor concert by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the U.S. Army Field Band, complete with fireworks and real cannon fire during the 1812 Overture finale.
We went early, with hundreds of others, to picnic on the grounds of historic Greenfield Village.
Old-fashioned pound cake and blueberry muffins were on the menu . . .
. . . as well as fried chicken, orzo pasta salad, fruit, and vegetables and dip. A thermos of coffee kept us warm as the sun set and the air cooled.
We joined in singing many of the old, beloved patriotic songs, and ended with a chorus of God Bless America. A surprising (given the current climate) and blessed antidote to some of the very hard news lately.
We are off to see more fireworks tonight, and then up early to watch the parade. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
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