Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Do You Smell Smoke?

Our entire state is under a fire ban and yet fireworks are still available on numerous street corners in Hooterville; I don't really understand how that works.

Because we are broke law-abiding, safety-conscience citizens; we have declined to purchase our usual 4th of July arsenal of rockets, sparklers, and smoke bombs. It was a huge sacrifice for Hugh, whose reputation as the Master of 4th of July Fireworks now stands in jeopardy, but; it was the right thing to do.

As a replacement for the fireworks show, we plan to wave red, white and blue glow sticks overhead while mimicking the noises made by the usual explosions. I bet people won't even notice the difference; the neighborhood kids will probably still pull their wagons down the road to get a good seat for the show and a good time will be had by all.

Or, not.

But at least we won't be responsible for burning down our neighborhood.

1 comment:

tamara blair said...

We are fighting the urge to buy them, too! We have always done them, and it's so tempting when, like you said, there are stand everywhere! Happy 4th to you! Hope you enjoy those glow sticks!