Friday, July 4, 2014
Happy 4th of July
Years ago, our family would gather every year at my Uncle Clarence's farm in Advance MO for a huge party. Usually 60-80 people. We would play softball in the field trying to avoid the cow piles, eat some great food and shoot off a bunch of fireworks.
I remember one particular year because of what was barbecued. The winter before we had visited friends in Dallas over New Years and was actually driving back from Dallas the year of the Ice Bowl Game in Green Bay when dad hit a Raccoon about 30 minutes from our house. Picked it up off the road, yes we were a little bit country, cleaned it and put it in the freezer for future use. Well that use came on the Fourth of July that next summer and there was old Raccoon on the grill for the 4th. They said it was good, don't think I tried it even though as a young boy we at a lot of game for our meat source during some pretty tough years.
Anyway, if its not a Raccoon or other wild game your eating, hopefully its a nice juicy pork steak, brat or any of the other great holiday treats Hopefully you get to spend some time with family and friends enjoying the freedom that we have been given by so many since the formation of this great country.