MY FAVORITE FOURTH OF JULY MEMORY

 

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MY FAVORITE FOURTH OF JULY MEMORY

One of my favorite memories is the Fourth of July 1999. I had just moved to Bartlesville from Oxford. My son, niece and nephew were still in grade school. We went to a Rock Creek Fourth on a farm north of town. It was a community potluck and everyone brought a dish. The sense of community was lovely. There were fire works. The children played in the creek. They played other games, too, but the creek was a big attraction.

It was my first time back in Oklahoma after thirty years of living in the south. I have memories of the fourth in the south, too, but the first fourth back in Oklahoma was special. It reminded me of the hot wind I’d missed. I reacquainted myself with the landscape of the prairies, and other things. Porter peach season, yum… I was reminded of the abandon of children near a creek and muddy red sand, chiggers, mosquitos, and ticks.

I grew up in Oklahoma. My first degree is from the University of Oklahoma. My father is buried here. My family, my brother and mother, lived in northeast Oklahoma, and they drew me home.

 

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About Mary T Kincaid

Writer of fiction and non-fiction for children of all ages. Love the mental age where the rules of logic are suspended and there is a willingness to enter the story world no matter what your physical age.

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