Yes, my maternal grandfather was born on the Fourth of July 1874. I wonder how or if the Fourth of July was celebrated in those years so long ago. When you think of it, 1874 was only approximately 100 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. It’s a question I could have asked him. I knew him well but somehow never thought to ask him so many questions that I can think of now. He died at age at age 83 on August 4, 1957, one month after his 83rd birthday.
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It’s what I keep saying to myself…”why didn’t I ask???” So many questions that should have been obvious but I never thought of until too late.
I had two friends (brothers) named Friend when I was in high school in California.