Every July Fourth since my brother Phil married his wife Kim we have been invited to celebrate the holiday with her family on the family farm in Manhattan, IL. The pond serves as the center of the celebration, and also includes enough food to feed the homeless and firework things that go BOOM!!! If you are a Joliet native you may remember the slide at Rivals Park on Broadway St. Kim’s father Jack purchased a section of 3 lanes when the slide was removed. And every year we have been celebrating the July 4th holiday with the Errthum’s my Dad has been entertaining us with his acrobats on the slide. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY EVERYONE!!!!!