So who’s gonna fire up the grill today with a cold drink in their hand while sitting on a quilt and watch the fireworks?
Just outside the shop
To get us in the spirit, here are some fun facts about the Fourth:
The Fourth was not a National holiday until 1941.
Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey as the national bird but was overruled by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who wanted the bald eagle.
41 million Americans will not spend the holiday at home.
150 million hot dogs will be consumed on the Fourth.
87% of Americans own an outdoor grill.
The song “Yankee Doodle” was sung by the British during the American Revolution, making fun of the backwoods Americans.
In 1776, 2.5 million people were living in the states. Today there is 313 million.
Have a great and safe Fourth!