Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fourth of July

Well, we had a good fourth of July. The first time I was able to enjoy myself since Sarah's death. We went to the parade in tiny Johnson, where they have a big parade in a little town. It's amazing. We came home and had lunch and took naps and then went to a friend's house for a BBQ. It was loads of fun and the guys shot water balloons with water balloon launchers they made. One of them broke on Josh and the surgical tubing came back and slapped him in the back giving him a lovely welt. The funnel that held the water balloons also broke into pieces and scraped his arm, but he was fine. After that we headed over to Pullman to feed the ducks and play on the playground, before the fireworks show. We found one of Angela's classmates and her family before the fireworks and Angela and Jailyn played while Mrs. Knott and I visited. Mrs. Knott is also a teacher at the Charter School and she was very good friends with Mrs. Parks. She'd had her and her husband over for dinner before even. So, she took Mrs. Parks murder very hard. Especially after finding out that her husband is the one who did it. He strangled her and then burned the house down according to the evidence they were able to collect I guess. Such a horrible situation, but she seems to be doing pretty well, considering. The fireworks were good. No hearts or flowers like my other friend mentioned from the fireworks show she enjoyed, but it was good anyway.

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