Help Aging Parents and the Fourth of July


Tomorrow marks the celebration of our nation’s independence…something very precious. Back in our grandparents’–and no doubt some of our parents’–time, it was called Independence Day by many. I think many of us enjoyed family celebrations with outdoor picnics that spanned the generations. Probably many still do.

I remember my aunt worked for the biggest department store in Portland, Oregon. They always sponsored a picnic for employees and their families at one of the largest parks in the city. Us kids had a great time and thought our aunt must be very important. How else could she invite all of us to such a big celebration? I wonder if this kind of sponsorship is still true in some parts of our country today?

Wherever you are, best wishes for a Happy 4th of July, hopefully one that includes aging parents and grandparents celebrating with you.