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4th of July 2005

We spent Independence Day 2005 in Massachusetts with my family. Our big family party was the day before, so we wanted to keep the 4th very low key. We decided to take the kids to see a baseball game. The Brockton Rox are a team in the Independent League. It is professional baseball not affiliated with MLB. the caliber of player is somewhere between single and double A ball.

We got a treat. Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd, a fan favorite from the 1986 Red Sox was pitching! Who knew he was still alive!!! We had a good time at the game (luckily we found seats in the shade). After the game we went back to my parent’s house and hung out by the pool.

Later that night we all hooked up with Freddy, Wendy and the kids to go see the Bridgewater fireworks. It was a good time! Here are some shots from the 4th of July. Enjoy!

Independence Day 2005 Gallery

Bill

Posted by Bill on August 20th, 2005 at 10:20 pm

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One Response to “4th of July 2005”

  1. mary ellen paravalos Says:

    Hi Billy – I’m looking for your email address on this lovely site but can’t find – hopefully you’ll see this comment. We met your parents at Mcguire’s last night while sampling the Oktoberfest beer. hope you are fine. you have beautiful children. Your mom mentioned you may be in area at Christmas. Feel like a mini-reunion? Happy to host at my house (rte 123 Norton) if your mom doesn’t want to! Maybe we can pull some of the old gang together. – Elly