I'm Dawn—an Iowan by birth and writer by trade. I live in Indianapolis and work as a freelancer and defender of the Oxford comma. This blog is a collection of creative non-fiction about the people I love, the places I've lived, and the road trips I take. Still curious? Learn more here.
I'm not typically too patriotic, honestly, but these vintage scenes make me want to don a trusty, red, white and blue apron and make Fourth of July treats. I'll decorate my living room, my kitchen, the outside of my house. Then, in the heat of the day, I'll change out of my apron and into an holiday-themed bathing suit. I'll eat, swim, talk to friends and relatives and think about the ultimate American sacrifice. After wishing my oversea friends a happy holiday, I'll light fireworks in their honor ... and remember.