Monday, July 5, 2010

Fire Storm

Ah, the 4th of July. Old Glory, parades, BBQ, patriotism, and yes fireworks. I love fireworks. I love the 4th.


I do.

I can feel the eyebrows raising already...

But seriously, remember being little and having your very own sparklers? Or snappers, or the worms that you put a match to that just kept growing and growing and left this awesome burn mark on the driveway?  Or the firework displays over Lake Coeur D'Alene. And the amusement park on the end of the pier and later as a teen the slab dance in the park?


But back to the fireworks - good clean fun, eh?

Then there are the "guys" next door. The 4th is nothing, and I mean nothing, without their own personal arsenal of fireworks. But if it's legal it's not allowed on their property. Which hey, to each their own.


Here in our little subdivision most people's homes are situated on ~1 acre lots. And their lot and ours are deep but narrow. 120' across.

We've been here for what? 26 years? Give or take. We've always had a variety of animals. Sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, cats, dog and oh yeah...horses.

Let's not forget the horses. Those beautiful animals who just get frickin' freaked out by fireworks.

The "guy's" next door were aware horses lived here when they moved in five years ago.

So how does one go about keeping your fireworks above your own property when it's only 120' feet across and you have every illegal firework known to man on hand to light off?

Easy really, you just make it a non-issue.

You invite all your like minded friends, have another beer or ten, and let 'er rip.

And as long as they don't explode over the top of your house or your people....

It's all good.

And that cranky neighbor and her horse well...
Guess it just sucks to be me her. 'Cause there are a lot of fireworks going off in Arlene's Addition and
apparently, until someone is  killed or a house is burnt down...our local county mounties are not going to try to discern who's playing w/ legal and who's playing w/illegal fireworks. So one assumes they're taking a veryyyyyy long coffee break on the other end of the county.

Where it's a lot quieter.

I think it's part of the "don't ask, don't tell" trickle down...


Y'all have a great holiday now, hear?

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