For many years now, maybe 8 or 9 , we have had a 4th of July party. We used to have a cook out and walk the mile to the park to watch our communities fireworks. Then 5 years ago we moved closer to the park and had a huge party. We literally invited everyone we knew. Each year after that we cut the list a bit shorter to save some money and allowing my husband and I the chance to actually spend time and enjoy our guests. Even with a smaller group the house still needs cleaning, food needs to be purchased and prepared and the yard needs a bit of tending to. In years past we have made 4th of July T-shirts. This year Ginger asked to make some jewelry. So I pulled out all the red, white , blue and silver beads we had….