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#27146 - 07/03/03 03:55 AM Holiday plans?
Redsy Offline

Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
Anyone working the weekend?
Barbecueing? Vacationing?

BTW Paul,

What is the story behind the Spring & Summer "Bank Holiday" ?

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#27147 - 07/03/03 04:42 AM Re: Holiday plans?
Big A Offline

Registered: 01/22/03
Posts: 47
Loc: Lynchburg, VA
Hello Redsy,

A few months ago me and the family went to Austin Texas. We had BBQ beef brisket and it was wonderful. I have made one since and it was great too. I will be putting one on tonight around 10pm and it should be done tomorrow around 5pm. It is a little bit of a pain but it ranks right up there with our beloved pit cooked pig BBQ. If anybody around here heard me say that, Id be ran out of the state! Happy 4th to all.

#27148 - 07/03/03 10:04 AM Re: Holiday plans?
BuggabooBren Offline

Registered: 11/15/01
Posts: 336
Loc: NM
Mmmmm, sounds like a great idea! I think I'll put one in the oven tonight too.

We're having a 4th of July Block Party with some of the families on our block and then when the fireworks start we'll be near enough to the field (a mere couple of blocks away) to see the show. We may also want to stay close to home in case a fire starts and we need to evacuate... lol!

#27149 - 07/03/03 11:24 AM Re: Holiday plans?
ThinkGood Offline

Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1084
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
I remember last July 4th. There was a professional fireworks display close enough for us to see from the upstairs front window.

In fact, not only could we see and hear them, we felt them as well. The windows rattled!

#27150 - 07/03/03 02:26 PM Re: Holiday plans?
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
We stay at home, due to all the lunatics that are out on the road...however, we can sit on the roof and watch giant displays from Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, and about a 1/2 dozen other places all at once.
The downside to this is that the majority of fireworks are sent up by residents with (here) illegal rockets, etc...not to mention the occasional 9mm or 30/06 round shot into the air by fools...S

#27151 - 07/03/03 03:49 PM Re: Holiday plans?
Bill Addiss Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA

Not sure what I'm doing yet, But wish everyone a Happy and Safe Holiday!!


#27152 - 07/03/03 05:18 PM Re: Holiday plans?
circuit man Offline

Registered: 11/05/01
Posts: 287
Loc: saluda,s.c.
well talk about the 4th.were bbq some chickens & all the fixins.wish everyone a safe & happy fourth of july!

#27153 - 07/03/03 06:14 PM Re: Holiday plans?
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
BTW Paul,

What is the story behind the Spring & Summer "Bank Holiday" ?

"Bank holiday" is the British name for a public holiday (i.e. a day when the banks are shut). Some are the generally accepted Christian holidays, but others were pretty much chosen at random and don't celebrate anything in particular.

Here's a brief historical note:

To all of you in the States, have a happy and safe holiday.


#27154 - 07/03/03 06:31 PM Re: Holiday plans?
ga.sparky56 Offline

Registered: 11/24/02
Posts: 582
Loc: young harris georgia usa
Working the 4th,family get together& barbecue Sat.

Have a good Holiday everybody.


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#27155 - 07/03/03 07:30 PM Re: Holiday plans?
golf junkie Offline

Registered: 04/22/01
Posts: 511
Loc: York, NE
8:00 a.m. tee time. Gotta beat the heat and I'll be home before I'm missed.


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