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Stacey M Design Blog — 4th of July

Happy 4th of July: The Story Behind the Illustration

4th of july celebration holiday print sisters

The 4th of July is typically a day full of  fun with family and friends.  So why the sad faces on these two little girls?  

One 4th of July when my sister and I were little- around the ages of 4 and 6-- we were  playing outside with the other kids in the neighborhood right around the time the sun started to go down.  Several of the kids talked excitedly about going to see the fireworks.  I wanted to go.   My sister, Trina, also wanted to go but she said that we had to...

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Fourth of July on Our Block

4th of July Holiday

When I was a kid, we lived in a small working class suburb of Philadelphia.  The street we lived on was home to a bunch of kids of all different ages.  I remember a Chavelle, Billy, Kyle, Floyd, Nicola, Lakeicia and Susan.  During the summer we spent most of our days outside playing together.  We enjoyed riding our bikes and skateboards, playing kickball, dodgeball or street hockey, or jumping rope.  Yes, double dutch.

On the 4th of July we pretty much hung out together just like any other day.  On our block there...

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