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#101222 - 07/04/05 08:13 AM Happy Indepan...
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Loc: Central NH
Indipe....Indeep...

Happy Fourth of July, you crazy Americans. Don't blow off your pinkies!
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#101223 - 07/04/05 09:17 AM Re: Happy Indepan...
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6250
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
A surprising lack of local explosions so far. There was a half hour period around 10 PM last night when the local idiots found in necessary to annoy everyone, but that was about it. I suspect this evening will be worse.

Don't misunderstand. I have no problem with setting off a few fireworks to celebrate the 4th, When I was young (pre Viet Nam), I caused a few visits from the local constabulary. But, what usually happens, and (fingers crossed) hasn't happened this year (yet!) is a LOT of people buy enough fireworks to blow up a WW II submarine, and they start the celebration July 1st and stop on July 7th. During that period there is a startling, distracting explosion every 15 minutes. I find myself thinking "Look! Whey don't we get all you idiots, and your boom booms together, and set EVERYTHING off during a one hour period. You'll have a spectacular display, and then I'll have some peace and quiet." So far, this year, it's been pretty good. Update tomorrow.

To all the Yanks, "may you have a happy, safe, and peaceful 4th of July."
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#101224 - 07/04/05 09:20 AM Re: Happy Indepan...
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I know what you mean - someone was lighting off fireworks at 11:30 last night - the 3rd, so nobody's holiday - and we're an all-volunteer fire force up here so it's not the best etiquette!!

At any rate, I'm all decked out in my red white and blue and send big kisses south of the border!!
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#101225 - 07/04/05 09:45 AM Re: Happy Indepan...
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Mark - You are on a ROLL ! ...
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#101226 - 07/04/05 09:46 AM Re: Happy Indepan...
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Hmmmmmmm.... Three stripes, each one inch wide. Ian must be loving THAT outfit ...
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#101227 - 07/04/05 09:53 AM Re: Happy Indepan...
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Off to the 4th of July parade in our home town. Again, for the 3rd year in a row, it is starting to rain out, break out the umbrellas
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#101228 - 07/04/05 10:00 AM Re: Happy Indepan...
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Here, they have their annual display at the ball fields/track a block behind my house. We used to be able to watch them from out back porch, but too many trees have gotten taller in the last 15 years and my neighbors didn't find it particularly patriotic when they found me in their yards on the Third, chainsaw in-hand. So now, we walk down there like everyone else.

I use the occasion to promote the business. We'll literally have several thousand people walking the street in front of my business tonight on their way down and on their way back from the show tonight, so we decorate the columns in front of the house with red stripes and hang flag banners, etc. And I don't know how it started, but we usually plan being "close to the gate" so when things end, we get back here quick, make root beer floats and "people watch" on the front porch. It's become a bit of a tradition at this point I guess.
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#101229 - 07/04/05 10:14 AM Re: Happy Indepan...
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In reply to:

a LOT of people buy enough fireworks to blow up a WW II submarine, and they start the celebration July 1st and stop on July 7th.




When I was a kid, I HATED loud noises. Now, I don't mind them at all if I know they're coming. But I still get twinges thinking about an M-80 going off close and unexpectedly. I think some fireworks just really go too far beyond what I think should be legal.

NH was the first state I've lived in that legally allowed fireworks, and I swear there's less of them here than in the different places as I was growing up.
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#101230 - 07/04/05 10:42 AM Re: Happy Indepan...
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Registered: 03/27/04
Posts: 338
Well, look at it this way. That's one week of the year when you can blast your speakers, and no one will care, since they'll be inaudible over the explosions.

My in-ear headphones have been coming in handy. I didn't notice any fireworks until I looked out my window and saw explosions in the air, less than 30 yards away.

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#101231 - 07/04/05 10:48 AM Re: Happy Indepan...
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Loc: The Peoples Republic of Il.

Happy 4th to all.
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