There are many ways to sum up our 4th of July holiday feelings — why we’re so grateful to live in the United States, especially in a town like Westport.
But this photo expresses our appreciation far greater than any words:
Betsy P. Kahn took it from her Compo neighborhood window. It’s her favorite view — and why not?
The idyllic snapshot of life at the beach could have been taken last week (as it was) — or 50 years ago. Hence the vintage editing — perfect for a day when we look back on our past.
Happy 4th of July weekend, Betsy! Happy Independence Day holiday, Westport! Here’s to 237 more, America!
Independence Day is all about revolution.
Revolution was on the mind of this Old Mill homeowner today too:
It just wasn’t the American one.
…in early afternoon, for this evening’s 3rd of July fireworks.
Now all we need is the weather to cooperate.
In a few hours this Danbury Avenue yard — like many in the neighborhood — will be filled with party-goers.
Nearly every picnic table at Compo Beach is already reserved — and nearly every one has human beings doing the reserving. A man and his son brought this tent, to keep them cool during the long afternoon.
There are no rules, however, about reserving spots on the rest of the beach. By noon, many folks had already staked out their spots — and left.
Most importantly, tonight there will plenty of places where people can “go.”