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Happy 4th of July!! (weekend)

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Copperbell
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0 posted 07-03-2004 01:31 PM       View Profile for Copperbell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Copperbell

Happy 4th of July (weekend) to all our American poets here!!!

Someone told me you guys do your own fireworks in your backyards, having neighborhood competitions. (we don't do that here in my parts )

Hope you all have a great one!
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Use to be, fireworks were everywhere.  Now, they are generally at community organized, special events, to keep the dangers of manning and firing off one's own fireworks to a minimum.  But in some states, they still sell them, by the roadside, and one can pick up everything from sparklers to "snakes", pinwheels to small exploding rockets.

But the community events, organized to keep fingers on one's hands and fires at a minimum, well, there you see the bigger, more spectacular fireworks.

And of course, TV is not without its own brand of showing several larger citywide and statewide events, complete with the Boston Pops Orchestra to accompany the merriment.

Ah, neighborhood fireworks displays are not what they use to be...we have to rely on our "lightning bugs" to entertain us quietly...

Happy Fourth, everyone.  We still have a boatload of freedoms that others have yet to experience.
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A Happy 4th to all!

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3 posted 07-03-2004 04:26 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Thanks, Copperbell~

My neighbors have been 'practicing' for three nights now ... can't wait to see what they have in store for us tomorrow evening~

Happy and SAFE Fourth to all~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

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the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
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4 posted 07-03-2004 06:05 PM       View Profile for *Alli4000*   Email *Alli4000*   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for *Alli4000*

HAPPY 4th OF JULY EVERYONE!!!

~Alli~
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Flag Wave

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY
to all my neighbours to the south!

Fireworks

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6 posted 07-03-2004 10:33 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Here here !

To Jefferson!
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Happy Fourth to all... Fireworks in our backyards?  Sure - BUT - Not legally...
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I'm not telling!  
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Here it is legal to sell fireworks, legal to buy them, legal to own them, but you have to sign an affidavit saying that you agree you're only going to use them out of state.

Meanwhile all the backyards are litup with 'em whilste the radio and television news is telling everyone the number to call at the police station to complain about the noise.

Only in America!
Copperbell
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lol Rebel
Hope you enjoy them!
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11 posted 07-04-2004 04:26 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

If memory serves me correctly, I want to go to Marge's to watch the fireworks - don't you live close to that place with the infamous mouse?

Happy SAFE 4th everyone!
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12 posted 07-04-2004 05:55 PM       View Profile for *Alli4000*   Email *Alli4000*   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for *Alli4000*

I live in Florida and here it is legal to buy fireworks, you just can't buy the ones that go up into the sky.  People still do it anyway (including me... )

Don't Tell!!    lol!

Happy 4th of July to everyone once again!


~Alli~
 
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