Fourth Of July-Tradition

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 “Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around.” – G.K. Chesterton

As a child, the 4th of July was the most anticipated day of summer vacation. My parents, aunts and uncles would put great effort into planning the day. The reason for such preparation, was that our family was large. Any of our gatherings, would resemble that of the family reunions of today. However, our gatherings then, were a frequent occurrence; rather than, that of a reunion, which may take years to bring to fruition.

All would arrive early in the morning, with food, beverages and kids in tow. The grills would be fired up, so the Independence Day celebration could begin with a late afternoon lunch; burgers, dogs, pasta(note: we were Italian), and an assortment of cakes, cookies and ice cream-all reflecting the theme of the…

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About Alan A. Malizia: Contagious Optimism! Co-Author

Retired mathematics teacher and high school athletics coach. Honors: 1988 Ct. Coach of the Year for H.S. Girls Voleyball and 2007 Inducted into the Ct. Women's Volleyball Hall of Fame. Since retiring have written two books; "The Little Red Chair," an autobiography about my life experience as a polio survivor and "A View From The Quiet Corner," a selection of poems and reflections. Presently I am a contributing author for the "Life Carrots" series primarily authored by Dave Mezzapelle of
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