July is the epitome of summer. Yes summer officially starts the 21st of June but it’s July and maybe August that I usually associate with summer. Maybe it’s because of the 4th of July with picnics, swimming, camping and of course fireworks on a warm summer night.
Starting with May I’ve been doing a blog post on the month and have enjoyed the research but I have to say July surprised me when I looked up myths. This is what I found.
1. No one actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th or even during July 1776. The first signature was on August 2 and the signing wasn’t completed until late November. One good thing about the time span is we have to have one date to celebrate and in this case July 4th is as good as any.
2. Paul Revere didn’t ride solo. There were actually 3 riders.
3. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on the 4th of July.
4. Fireworks were brought over to the Americas around the 1600’s. The very first 4th of July celebration was in 1777.
I’m not a big fan of fireworks at least not backyard ones. Some of the displays are fantastic. What I think about when I think of July is;
• 4th of July
• sunny hot weather
• refreshing air conditioning
• lakes, river, parks
These are my first thoughts, what about you, what does July bring to mind?