Speaking of Mayberry
What happened to the Fourth of July?
Used to be that almost every house had a flag flying, the towns, especially the smaller ones, had a parade and by noon you had the smell of backyard grills all over the place and children playing and music here and there. When you got up in the morning, even if momentarily you forgot that it was a holiday, once you opened the front door you just knew that it was a day for celebrating.
Went for my walk this morning. Trucks up and down the highway, delivery trucks from box stores pulling into store parking lots and even a gravel truck pulling into a new sub-division. Flags on houses? A couple of them and mine and I just saw neighbors coming back from a shopping trip to the next mall.
That it is going to be a hot day don't seem to have anything to do with it, it was the same last year.