Happy Fourth Of July!

Posted by F&S

We have an exciting time planned for the Fourth of July.  We'll be spending it at our home in East Hampton with the grandkids, Jude and Truman.  We wanted to make it a really fun time, so we made sure that Uncle Carlos packed all the right games to take.  We Frenchies hope you all have a great holiday!

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Uncle Carlos, let's be sure that you have all of the things needed for a really fun Fourth of July party in East Hampton. Wiffle Ball - check!  Swimming pool noodle - check!

1 Uncle Carlos, let's be sure that you have all of the things needed for a really fun Fourth of July party in East Hampton. Wiffle Ball - check! Swimming pool noodle - check!

Badminton set - check!  I don't know if Jude has ever played badminton, but it certainly looks like a fun game to know.  Badminton can be traced to mid-18th century British India, where it was created by British military officers stationed there.

2 Badminton set - check! I don't know if Jude has ever played badminton, but it certainly looks like a fun game to know. Badminton can be traced to mid-18th century British India, where it was created by British military officers stationed there.

There's even a nice new package of shuttlecocks, or birdies to hit with the rackets.  I see you also packed the volleyball set.  Truman loves balls!  Oh, and glad you packed our nice beds, too!

3 There's even a nice new package of shuttlecocks, or birdies to hit with the rackets. I see you also packed the volleyball set. Truman loves balls! Oh, and glad you packed our nice beds, too!

Uncle Carlos, what do you have under that towel?

4 Uncle Carlos, what do you have under that towel?

Oh good!  The very deluxe croquet set.

5 Oh good! The very deluxe croquet set.

The modern croquet game originated in England around 1856.  It involves hitting a wooden ball with a mallet through hoops called wickets.  A similar, older version is called pall mall.

6 The modern croquet game originated in England around 1856. It involves hitting a wooden ball with a mallet through hoops called wickets. A similar, older version is called pall mall.

I'm glad you remembered the American flags and the flag bunting.  We'll need to decorate appropriately for Independence Day.

7 I'm glad you remembered the American flags and the flag bunting. We'll need to decorate appropriately for Independence Day.

OK, Carlos.  We're ready to roll.

8 OK, Carlos. We're ready to roll.

Let's get this show on the road and beat all the crowds going out to the Hamptons.  Let the fun and games begin!

9 Let's get this show on the road and beat all the crowds going out to the Hamptons. Let the fun and games begin!

Comments (16)

  • I want an Uncle Carlos too! I could do with a hand when prepping "family" things ... oh sorry, just a bit fed up with the rain here in Belgium. For events originally planned outdoors, you always need to have a back-up plan these days, very tiring indeed.
    Anyway, enjoy 4th July!!

  • Hello all,
    First things first,
    Happy Birthday Jan Dudley, I hope you do something very special for your mamma today.
    East Hampton? Well, I hope you have a great time there. Jude and Truman should have lots of fun with all the special things Uncle Carlos is taking along on the trip.
    Happy Fourth of July to all my Glue Squad friends and their families.
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Aw, Uncle C is a handsome fella! :) Looks like you are all set for a day of fun and festivities. Fire up the grill and put on the dogs. Oops, not those dogs, Hot Dogs! :)

    Here is a Fourth of July ditty that I wrote and performed in front of relatives at a family BBQ back in July 1976!

    George Washington cut down the cherry tree
    Abraham Lincoln was a hero to me
    Fireworks fly up to the sky
    Never come down in a single bound.
    That is why Bicentennial is special to me!

    Wishing the critters and fellow G.S. groupies a happy and healthy holiday! :)

    gail

  • Good Morning F & S

    I didn't think I would have time to post but mom has a few minutes before she starts her running. Looks like you are going to have a great 4th of July especially when kids are involved, and even better when they are little ones :) I know our little ones love to feed me, you better train Jude and Truman so they share all their snacks with you ;)

    Happy Birthday Jan!!!

    Well my time is over :( I wish everyone a Happy 4th!

    Zoe

  • Hello Girls & Glue Squad Buddies,
    Looks like Uncle Carlos is the man today. All those fun games and the deluxe beds. You girls are going to have fun and double fun with the grandkids on the 4th. I know lots of good food will be a plenty also.

    Now a special Happy Birthday to our BFF,Dudley Do Right's Mom, Jan, on her birthday today. Jan, I hope all your wishes come true and you get lots of fun gifts.

    Now Dixie Boy, I am worried about this raccoon encounter of yours. Did you cousins chime in? I hope you are not badly injured. Mom is scared to death of them attacking me, so watches carefully. Shut the kittie door at night so they won't come in and hurt you ever again. Now Kirby, I think your name for the cat is very good--Stache--matches his mustache like you say. Martha, Lucy, and Riley, Happy late Canada Day. Stay out of the pool or the chlorine with turn you white.Jimmy, Abby and Missy, I hear Boston Strong is going on big time celebrating the 4th. And Zoe, have lots of fun and good times at the party. Brutus and Max are you seeing Gabe for the 4th and Rebel, I know Mimi and my Mom will be watching Christmas in July movies soon. Kitty, are Mama Delia's bruises getting better and I hope you are happy she is home. Now Sonya, Baby Favor and all the rest of the Glue Squad, be safe and have a GEM of a 4th.
    Love & licks,
    Ruby

  • Good morning ladies & Uncle Carlos,
    Well, looks like you are going to have a great time in the Hamptons.
    Our 4th of July is very quiet. We had a picnic with the grandkids on Sunday, so we stay home.
    The city moved the fireworks and now we won't be able to see them even from the porch roof. Nuts!
    I'll be hiding in the closet 'cause of the noises.
    Hey, Gail, sure do love your Bicentennial ditty! Very nice indeed.
    It's rainy here today. Lots of naptime today!
    Happy Birthday Jan!
    Your pal,
    Rebel

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    I had to wait until my paws were dry before I could use the computer this morning. Yep, it rained again yesterday and on into the night. Everything is soggy around here. It’s not raining right now but is will be later on in the day. We’ll have a soggy forth this year. I found out something yesterday. The cat does have a name; it’s Fuzzy Butt. I guess my Mommy doesn’t want to yell his name when she calls him. That’s why she calls him kitty kitty. You know how neighbors are. Now that everyone knows he has a name you can rest easy over this long weekend. Hehehehehehe Have a good, and safe, weekend all.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Morning Girls & Uncle Carlos and Glue Squad Buddies,- it looks like you will have
    lots of fun with Truman and Jude. Everything is packed I see, remember yesterday's
    post, stay cool, drink plenty of water and stay in the shade if possible. It's going to be
    a hot humid weekend. But most of all have fun. Happy Birthday, Jan. hope you have
    a real special celebration. Yes, Boston Strong..the annual concert at the Half Shell will go on tomorrow night with additional security plans in place. No special plans at our house but I'm sure will be hearing fireworks in the area. I may have to check on Mom & Dad to make sure they are not scared..oh wait, it may be me instead..Wishing all of you and yours. wonderful 4th of July. Happy Birthday America!!!

    Till next time
    Missy Chow
    xoxo

  • Hi F,S,&GK+ Glue Squad, Beautiful Francesca and Sharkey, you sure did have fun helping handsome Uncle Carlos collect and take all of those great items to East Hampton for Jude and Truman to enjoy on the 4th of July tomorrow! I know you are going to have a wonderful time and I hope GK will be there, also! Every one of these photos are just fabulous! Sure hope you have good weather and we will have a great day, too! Sure was fun to hear from so many of you great buddies yesterday and this morning! Thank you so much for wishing my great Mom a Happy Birthday today buddies! She is now 76 and still works very hard and takes me for great walks and I help her a lot! Delia, glad your knee is better and say hi to Kitty for me! Gail, loved your poem you wrote in 1976! Love all of your comments buddies! Have a great 4th of July and stay safe! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Happy 4th to All,
    More rain yesterday, last night and again this morning. It's supposed to be a bit drier tomorrow, so me and the cousins will be hiding tommorrow night when the fireworks get set off. At least the chance of fire is low. Here in NC it seems that everyone sets off fireworks, both legal and illegal. Mis will watch from the porch but she's on her own.
    Ruby, I did get scratched a bit from the raccoon, but I don't recommend anydog trying to take one on. They are a pawfull! The cousins were at their house, Mis called her Sis and Brother-in-law for help. I'm glad that they can run fast! Whew! I was glad for the backup. Mis is going to get a Hav-a-Hart trap and relocate the other one that's bothering our neighbor. Hey, they are just acting like any of us would if we were wild and hungry. Ruby, maybe your Mom needs to check with your local animal control to see if they will come and trap those at your house. Ours will but it's a hassle as they only work certain days trapping. That's best spent on trapping homeless pets so we can take care of this.
    Happy Birthday Jan! Kirby, Stache is a better name than Fuzzy Butt. You need to test out the name loudly andin it's shortened version. Do you really want to yell FUZZ all over the neighborhood? Mis's Border Collie Ginger was called Gin. I heard her Mom wanted to name her Cinnamon, but that shortens to Cin. Yell that name out when company comes! Gin was bad enough when the Baptist Women visited.
    Please, everyone stay safe and have fun tomorrow.
    Dixie Boy

  • I hope everyone has fun on their Fourth! Mom FINALLY has a day off, so she is planning on keeping it very laid back. We'll watch the Tour de France in the morning, and then who knows how we will spend the rest of the day? Guaranteed it will be quiet. Well, except for the fireworks, but none of us much care about them.
    A bientot!

  • Happy 4th of July Independence Day everyone!!! Ladies your trip to your Hamptons home looks like it will be a blast. Uncle Carlos is so good to you all. I hope G.K. is lurking around somewhere although since it has been so hot, its best that he stay indoors.

    Happy Birthday Jan! Wow 76 years young! :lol: Dudley what fun treats for Mom do you have planned? Dixie Boy I'm glad that you weren't too badly hurt but please be careful. We don't want to lose you.

    Kirby Bear and Fuzzy Butt reality TV all Summer long! I hope all of my Glue Squad buddies have a happy and very safe 4th of July! :smile:

  • Hello Sharkey,Francesca, Dixie Boy,and all my glue squad buddies,
    Looks like you girls are ready for a great party in the Hamptons! Lots of games and hopefully some sunshine to play outside for all.
    Dixie Boy, your comments are great! We loved reading about your adventures, be careful by that raccoon.
    Happy Birthday Jan!
    Zoe, hope you have a wonderful pool party and lots of treats. Ruby, hope you are cooling off in that swamp cooler, stay away from the fireworks. Kirby, purrs to Fuzzy Butt for me and welcome to another feline member of the glue squad.
    Rebel, Missy Chow, Martha,Lucy,Riley,Dudley, hugs to all of you. Special purrs to my lady friend Kitty.Hope Delia feels better real soon.
    Abby got into some major trouble yesterday,she said it was in honor of Corabelle. She saw a fawn in the back yard and started growling and chased it into the field! Her pug/peke/frenchie body was just sprinting after the poor fawn but she stopped at the edge of our lawn. Since she did not listen to Mom that was a big mistake. Mom left her home to think about it. Today, she is happy again and going to work with her red/white and blue flag bandana!
    Mom is running in a race tomorrow in honor of Boston!
    Happy 4th of July to all and be safe!
    James Byron Dean the persian cat boy

  • Hello Everyone:
    Firstly Happy Birthday to Jan, we all wish her many happy returns. And Happy 4th of July to all our GS buddies south of the 49th parallel. Everyone have a wonderful day/weekend. We had last Monday off and it was wonderful to have Mom home for an extra day. Thanks Ruby for the tip on staying out of the chlorine, but we are already mostly white! However, only silly boy Riley has been careless, Lucy and I are always very careful to keep well away from the edge. Its getting hot and muggy out so we'll be heading for the a/c soon, Bearded Collies are not good summer dogs at all. We are much like Border Collies, we all have boundless energy and want to go all the time. The heat really puts a damper on our fun. However, its good to have seasons and changes of weather, cooler days to look forward to.
    Everyone have a great time tomorrow, stay out of harm's way and we'll be back later.
    Love and Beardie bounces, Martha, Lucy and Riley boy (devil dog).

  • Hello Frannie, Sharkey, Carolos, GK and all our Glue Sqaud Buds!
    Sorry this is soooooo late. Mom is working tonight and the Fourth (hospitals do not close for holidays) and she had to sleep today.
    Jan, Happy Birthday!
    Dixie Boy, glad to hear the raccoon didn't hurt you too much.
    And Kirby, we vote for Fuzzy Butt! What a great name.
    It's been raining here in the south of Ohio pretty much every day for a week now. It's hot and sunny in the morning and rainy in the afternoon.
    We aren't doing anything for the Fourth....Mom will be sleeping and Dad will probably go to our brother, Gideon's house for a cookout.
    Lebanon is having their fireworks tonight and Brutus is in the basement with his paws over his ears. I, Max, don't mind the boomers at all.
    Happy Fourth to all!!!!!
    Pugs and kisses.
    Brutus and Max

  • UUUUHHHH the E Hamptons, sounds like a fun time! ;-)

    Belated Birthday Wish to DDR mommie, hope it was a good one!

    Keep cool and safe!
    delia & Kitty =^. .^=

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