Thursday, July 4, 2013

Remembering the Fourth

In 1982, I was working as the sports editor at a weekly newspaper in South Carolina, and I had to work on the Fourth of July. I assume I was covering American Legion baseball and recreational sports that day; I don't remember specifically.

But I do remember the day, especially the railroad tracks in downtown Easley, S.C., and the recreation fields with all the kids. In fact, every Fourth of July since, I think of that day. For everyone else, it was sultry and slow. For me, it was busy. And I loved it.

But I did watch fireworks that evening. They were at a baseball game (smile).

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