This Mundane Monday is not so mundane in the USA. It is the 4th of July, or Independence Day in the land of the free and the home of the brave. 240 years ago today, the Declaration of Independence was signed by representatives of the 13 colonies, a virtual death sentence for the signers. The British would not let us go easily, and many years of war followed until the British surrender at Yorktown.
So, what does that mean for present day Americans? It means we have a national holiday in the middle of summer. It means swimming at the pool, grilling hot dogs and hamburgers, making wonderful barbecue (for those not from the southern states, barbecue is pulled pork, not grilling).
For my Mundane Monday picture, I am using a photograph taken by my wife of me climbing out of our neighborhood pool. the handlebars used to pull yourself up have an interesting shape, and she framed them beautifully. The picture was taken on the July 4th in 2010. I had just finished a swimming contest where you push a watermelon from one end of the pool to the other underwater. We have lots of fun, food, games and music at our pool every year on the 4th.
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