This was my first 4th of July celebrated in Boston, and it was a splendid one. We were right near one of the main speaker towers and screens broadcasting the Boston Pops performance from across the river. When the US Army Field band came on with their marches in full swing, it made me nostalgic. "Stars and Stripes Forever," in particular, has long been a favorite. Once upon a time I could actually play that piccolo solo ... can't imagine getting back into shape for that again, but who knows?
|For Steph, who didn't see the smilies|