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Happy Independence Day!

I do not know what your family traditions are for the 4th of July holiday, but I know this cartoon is very appropriate for ours:

1011209_10151523260957945_459296247_nI have to tell you that the 4th of July has probably always been my favorite holiday.  Yes, I suppose that is due at least in part to all the fireworks, but a couple of years ago when it was very dry and the fire hazard was very high we did no fireworks and still had a great time with family.  That is what it is really all about–family and the celebration of the freedom we have in this great country!

My family is planning to do all that and more again this Independence Day.  If we get a chance we will try to dry off a fish or three while we are at it.  Hope your celebrations are just as enjoyable.  While you are at it, remember what we are celebrating!  God Bless America!

Oh, and for the record, I and my cousins still have all of our fingers!  However, my uncle did get covered in apple sauce once after a little green apple somehow exploded!

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About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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