Is there a time of year that holds nostalgic memories for you?
This week, the USA celebrates the Fourth of July, America’s day of independence and a very important day for family and friends.
It is one of the rare days of the year when most Americans avoid the temptation to take any work home and instead just enjoy the day.
I have some very fond memories of the Fourth of July. In fact, they seem to come right out of a Norman Rockwell painting.
A magical place in summer
I grew up in Petoskey, a small town in Northern Michigan that is nestled along the southern shore of Lake Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay.
Famous for its sunsets and fossilized coral known as Petoskey Stones (one of which President Obama keeps on his desk), the town might be better known today from references in pop culture such as Kid Rock singing about summers in Northern Michigan.
Petoskey always seemed like a special place in the summer, but July Fourth was particularly magical.
We would spend the morning swimming in Lake Michigan. After that, we grilled hotdogs and then watched the local parade march through town.
Complete with fire engines, the local beauty pageant winner, free candy, and copious amounts of advertising, it always seemed like half the town marched in the parade so the other half could watch it.
In the late afternoon, we walked down to the waterfront to listen to the local high school band play music while ad-hoc teams played baseball in the park along the shoreline.
In the evening, we lay on the beach and watched the fireworks. We could even see the show from Harbor Springs, the town on the other side of the bay.
It was always a bit of a competition for who had the better fireworks. I think we lost most of the time, but it was always a great day.
Spend the day the right way
If you live in the U.S., don’t bother doing any work this Saturday. Use the whole day to make some Fourth of July memories instead.
Sure, TeamViewer gives you the ability to accomplish tasks remotely, and this can save a tremendous amount of time and money so that it enables you to devote the rest of the day to other tasks.
However, it is sometimes important to make sure to give your loved ones the whole day and not just the “rest of the day.”
In the meantime, on behalf of TeamViewer, enjoy your Fourth of July!