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Mary is a writer and speaker who lives for good books, spicy queso, and television marathons – but lives because of God’s grace. She writes about giving up on perfect and finding truth in unexpected places at MaryCarver.com. Mary and her husband live in Kansas City with their two daughters.

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  1. I’d rather answer the least fun I’ve ever had on the fourth of July…One year my family took a vacation to Texas over the fourth of July. The parade we were told was the best in the area consisted of only a string of about thirty golf carts. That evening I got a really bad ear infection, and the fireworks, while not as disappointing as the parade, were a rather painful experience.

  2. Growing up our church would have 4th of July parties. There were about 30churches involved in this and bunches of people. There were games, swimming,and more food than you knew what to do with. These parties were so much fun!!!! They were all day affairs and then at night we would watch the fireworks put on by the city. What fun and how I miss this.

  3. The first year we moved to Florida. We spent the whole day on the beach for the fourth. We haven’t done it since because we learned how brutal the sun is but it was lots of fun for the kids. We go to the beach every year for fireworks. I love summer time memories. They are the best.