Another Reason to Celebrate

From the files of Stephen M. Lawson


First Day of Life CDC

   "The Second Day of July . . . ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires, and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more."
   -- John Adams to Abigail Adams, July 3, 1776


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July 2, 2008, at Port Orchard
The Big 70! - Photo by Colette



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July 2, 2007, at Port Orchard
Colette prepares cake and Steve does his duty
Photos by Steve and Colette



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July 2, 2006, at Port Orchard
Patriotic cupcakes for the "real" Independence Day
Photo by Don



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July 2, 2005 at Port Orchard
Colette & Jennie prepare for the blow-out of 67, which is a success
Photos by Steve and brother Charles



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Steve at 66
July 2, 2004 at Port Orchard
Back to the full count of candles - 66 at one puff!
Photo by Colette on July 1st.



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July 2, 2003 at Port Orchard
Starting over with one candle - it's easier!
Photo by Pete



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2002 Steve
July 2, 2002 at Port Orchard
64 and counting. Didn't get them all!
Photo by Colette



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Comtemplating


Here goes...


I did it!

July 2, 2001 at Port Orchard
Number 63 is history.
Photos by Pete




July 2, 2000 at Port Orchard
Made it to 62. Bring on the next!
Photo by Colette



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1999 Steve
July 2, 1999 at Port Orchard
The flames grow brighter!
Photo by Colette



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1998 Lawsons and Browns
July 2, 1998 at Serene Meadows
Colette, Aunt Eva, brother Don,
Steve at 60, and Uncle Charles
Photo by Uncle George, who loaned his cane to Steve



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1994 Steve and Popeye
July 2, 1994 at Port Orchard
Popeye, and Steve Lawson at 56 - He did blow them all out
Photo by Colette


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