Growing up, my mom was a huge fan of Memorial Day, July 4th, any holiday that involved bedecking our house in stars & stripes. This picture was taken the year she had a flag for each state on our tiny lawn then added about another dozen on our porch. My dad and I had just come in from a swim in the yard when the photographer asked if he could take our picture. Granted, we didn't make the front page, but this is a most excellent memory for me.
Happy 4th of July!