Jaxty's Place

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Independence Day

on July 11, 2017

Carl and I started our Independence Day holiday by attending a local parade that we heard from friends was the largest in the area.


Carl and I were very sad that my sister-in-law, Lisa, and my two nephews (neither of which Carl has met, the youngest I haven’t met) were out of town with her family while we were visiting. But that didn’t stop my brother Rob from hosting a BBQ on the 4th of July.


Rob’s daughter, Bryanna, and her boyfriend, Jimmy, joined us.


Rob did an amazing job, grilling hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken wings, butterfly shrimp and vegetables. Nicely done, Rob!


It was nice to spend time at Rob’s lovely home. Nothing like good food and good company!


On the way home, we decided to take a small detour to visit the house we lived in with Kelly when she was ages 1 to 6.


The house looked exactly the same, with the same paint job from 20 years ago! We think it might be the same owners living there. I guess they must really like the house just the way Carl and I left it :).

Since it was so close, we also found the townhouse we lived in during my high school years.


After mom took us to a different unit and claimed it was where we lived and we repeatedly questioned the people in the clubhouse over the location of the clubhouse moving since it wasn’t where we remembered it to be, we walked over the hill back to our car and realized our former unit was right in front of us. Mom and I have the worst memories ever!

Then, since it was vacation after all, we decided to be naughty and get Dairy Queen.


If you are going to eat carbs, that’s a great way to go!

Instead of watching fireworks, since it was Kelly and Avram’s last night with us, we just stayed home and played some games. It was so good to spend time with them both and we are very grateful they came to Chicago. God Bless America!

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4 responses to “Independence Day

  1. Mom says:

    It was indeed a great Fourth of July!! Rob was a great host and tour guide of his house. The food was delicious and even though he forgot to serve us the ice cream he had for dessert we were happy to stop at Dairy Queen. I conquer we missed Lisa and the boys, hopefully sometime in the near future Carl will meet both boys and Kristy will meet Max.

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  2. Aunt sandra says:

    Sandy looks to small to be the mother of all those giants.🤤

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  3. Aunt Gale says:

    nicer

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  4. Sue Miklas says:

    Great memories of the 2017 4th of July celebration! All look great!

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