By Ellen Probert Williamson
July is a month of celebrations historically, patriotically and religiously — and for just plain summertime fun.
In spite of its hot, humid days and nights, July is a month filled with picnics, fireworks, swimming pools, sunshine, thunderstorms, watermelons and corn-on-the-cob.
And let’s not forget serious remembrances of important religious and patriotic observances.
The Christian festival of Pentecost grew directly from the Jewish Feast of Weeks.