Every now and then one of my photos is resurrected to be published in a historical retrospective and this July 4 brings a 1981 photo of President Carter in a parade down Peachtree Street in Atlanta. Within a year I would be working out of the Columbus AP bureau where I would stay until retirement in 2004.

At bottom left is the photo and a portion of the original caption. At right is the AP story marking highlights of other president’s July 4 activities. It’s a fun read.

(AP Photo/Gary Gardiner). FILE - In this July 4, 1981 file photo, Former President Jimmy Carter his wife Rosalynn Carter, right, and daughter Amy Carter, wave to the crowd along Peachtree Street as they lead a parade through the streets in Atlanta, Ga....

(AP Photo/Gary Gardiner). FILE – In this July 4, 1981 file photo, Former President Jimmy Carter his wife Rosalynn Carter, right, and daughter Amy Carter, wave to the crowd along Peachtree Street as they lead a parade through the streets in Atlanta, Ga….

Presidents on July 4: Some chill, some get in your face

By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Through history, the Fourth of July has been a day for some presidents to declare their independence from the public. They’ve made tracks to the beach, the mountains, the golf course, the farm, the ranch. In the middle of the Depression, Franklin Roosevelt was sailing to a Hawaii vacation.