Happy July 4th Girlfriends-!!
This photo was taken last August '07 in Pekin, Illinois. It is loaded with eclectic Americana to this individual thinking homeowner's castle. One cannot help, but, appreciate the whimsical appearance.
Gwen is going to Lake Geneva with girlfriends. Denise will be attending for the 30th time The Smiths July 4th Family Picnic. The Smiths (Helen and Alan) began small with just 3 families. True to their Southern hospitality upbringing, the Smiths.........and by the time their six children were all in school.......this annual picnic grew to such swelling proportions-- between 250 to 300 friends, children, in-laws, and grandchildren, bouncing tents, a band chosen from the Chicago Blues Festival and the must-do Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest. The invitation was designed by Denise 30 years ago and it is the same one sent out every year.
Denise & Gwen