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If we were having coffee: Almost 4th of July edition

On the porch.
On the porch.

Somehow the Fourth had its quiet moments, too, even for little feet and childish voices, and small hands stole into each other as we sat looking at our fire-works with a sense that independence was a fine thing to declare.

~Lucy C. Lillie, “Memories of the Fourth,” Harper’s Young People, 1885 June 30th

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