INDEPENDENCE DAY: Old Fashioned Twist

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Fireworks, good grilling, and American apple pie; it wouldn’t be the 4th of July without them.

The pie eating contest goes way back and all over. Pie eating competitor Debbie Gassman says, “I think I had it on my face. Like all over my face.”

Gassman and her four grandchildren are rediscovering some lost American  traditions like the penny scramble and a good old-fashioned watermelon spitting contest. These are just a few of the 19th century games living history farms have rolled out for the fourth of July.

While some enjoy homemade ice cream and pie, Maylin Borwey steps onto some stilts. Borwey says, “I`m probably still a stilt student.”

With all these old-fashioned activities Gassmann`s grandson has a lot to touch Gassmann says, "He just likes to touch everything and get into everything.”

A day of discovery by looking back into history. Gassmann says, “By the end of the day there will probably be some cute stories.”

And creating a few new stories to tell in the future.