July 04, 2013
There haven't been any around here at all yet. Usually there's a fair amount of fireworks let loose in the couple of days before July 4, and on the 4th itself the noise usually starts around 6PM.
But as I write this it's 8 and I haven't heard a single pop, boom, whistle or snap. I wonder why?
Ha! I just heard one! My faith in my neighbors is restored.
Posted by: Don at July 04, 2013 07:19 PM (NwobM)
Posted by: sqa at July 04, 2013 07:49 PM (ehYGU)
OK, they're going strong out there now.
The Brits and the Americans each have one day a year in which they go out and blow off fireworks, and both of them celebrate revolutions.
Ours is the American Revolution, needless to say. We're commemorating the Revolutionary War.
Theirs is Guy Fawkes day, commemorating a failed revolution, named after a traitor.
So we Americans celebrate success. And the crazy Brits celebrate failure.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at July 04, 2013 09:25 PM (+rSRq)
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