A Dislike of Firecrackers

I normally do not have an opinion one way or the other about firecrackers.  This year is an exception, though.  My neighbors have been setting them off since a week before Independence Day.  I was quite amazed at how well my cats behaved with them going off at the most random times, especially the one yesterday afternoon that seemed to be right outside my apartment.

I worked a good part of Saturday.  I had hoped to get in touch with a couple friends and see what they were doing after I got off work, but no one responded.  So, I spent a quiet evening at home with the cats.  I was highly amused by the thunderstorm that rolled through the area, though.  The weatherman had been assuring people all week that there was a very low chance of storms on Saturday.

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About emeree

I am an Air Force veteran. I served as a Security Forces troop for nearly seven years and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant before separating in 2008. My tours of duty were in England and Oklahoma. I live in the Seattle area, which is where I grew up. I used my GI Bill and earned a degree from the University of Washington. I currently work in downtown Seattle and experience all the adventure that comes with that.
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2 Responses to A Dislike of Firecrackers

  1. In our state of Queensland, no one is allowed to have fireworks. We used to celebrate Guy Fawkes in the English tradition, but so many children were injured over the years that they outlawed fireworks. Now it is only at official events and with special permits.

  2. Emeree says:

    Your mention of Guy Fawkes reminds me of the bonfires the British would light every year during that celebration. Some were right outside the perimeter fence of the base I was stationed at. It could be both amusing and frustrating when people would freak out because they thought the base was on fire or something.

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