Just like two years ago, we were
again invited to Smirk's house for Forth of July fireworks. And just like
two years ago, Smirk had again obtained a few boxes of the “slightly
questionable” mortar-type fireworks.
Unlike two years ago though, there were a bit more pre-show safety
lectures about the correct method of loading and lighting the fireworks—as
exciting as it was last time, no one really wanted to be within
50′ of a live firework mortar as it explodes.
And this year, there were no ground-based explosions.
Granted, there were two that only made it (at max) 100′ into the
air before exploding—-spectacular yes! Picture, no (out of frame). But
no ground-based explosions.
And we were all happy that we were able to yet again celebrate our freedom
by blowing stuff up!
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