Be prepared

The 4th of July is right around the corner so we have to be
ready for the extra nocturnal noise and possibilities of fire.
Here in our little river city on the east coast of Iowa things
are already sounding like a war zone after dark.

We haven’t noticed a big difference since consumer fireworks
were legalized this year but time will tell. What we do find
laughable is the state actually thinks it can tell citizens
when then can shoot them off.

Around our neighborhood fireworks don’t start going off until
after the legal hours have ended. We would ask those who wish
to set off the late night fireworks to be considerate of their
neighbors and pets, but then we’d have to take the time to
explain what considerate means.

Police, Fire, and Medics will be probably be just as busy this
year as they were last year and we wish them well. Back in the
day we’d cruise down to Missouri where fireworks were legal and
get some black cats and lady fingers to shoot off.

After a few bangs from the firecrackers we’d go back to
whatever it was we were doing. Today it sounds like some enemy
army is carpet bombing the neighborhood and it goes on for
hours. Times change.

Enjoy our Tuesday, I know we will.
Comments are always welcome.

5 Responses to Be prepared

  1. Ron Walker says:

    I really dread it this year. I hope everything is still damp before they start shooting them, we don’t need any fires.

  2. cruisin2 says:

    Ron Walker,
    fires are my biggest concern also.

  3. QC Cat says:

    I remember when we used to celebrate the 4th with a 5th.

  4. Nitrous55 says:

    My Shelby notices the up tick in fireworks.

  5. cruisin2 says:

    QC Cat,
    ah the good old days. Can’t say I miss the hangovers though.

    yeah it’s been a crazy.

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