My home town my have the states oldest and largest July 4th parade, but it has gotten to 'commercial' then patriotic sadly. And with the crowds that DO show up, traffic and the public 'mosh pit', I'm less inclined to get into it. So I did a little yard work for my mother. And then family that did show up were hungry, so ate brotts I had cooked last night with chips, beans, and such. Left early to avoid as much of the the masses that were done with the other festivities.