Yes, it was hot. But the breeze off the river was lovely and the camaraderie, music, delicious food and spectacular fireworks combined for an unforgettable evening. My favorite part was the perfect timing of the band to the grand finale of the fireworks, with the National Anthem playing in perfect sequence to the exploding lights. That, and the deviled eggs! A special thank to the many volunteers who gave tours dressed in period--yes that is right, wool! --- garb throughout the evening. The house restoration is coming along and it was great to share our progress - -and our goals!