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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Saturday, July 03, 2004


We just got back from our community's Independence Day fireworks show. It rained on and off all day, so we weren't sure that they'd be shooting 'em off this evening; but we decided to chance it anyway.

So we joined several thousand crazed suburbanites in the high school parking lot, waiting for the show to begin; watching the skies for both sparkly explosions and raindrops.

And we got both. The rain held off for most of the show... and then suddenly came down in a deluge, triggering the longest fireworks finale I've ever seen, as the pyrotechnic experts tried to shoot everything off before it all got too wet.

We came home soaked to the skin, clothes and hair plastered and dripping.

What an absolute riot.


Blogger Dawgdays said...

That's one finale I would have liked to have seen. "Hurry, hurry, let's get these things off! boomboomboombooboomoombooboomoombooboomoom!"

At least you didn't have to worry about anything catching fire. :)

I have a question, though. What is this with all of the fireworks shows on the 3rd? Back home, EVERYONE does their show on the 4th.

July 04, 2004 11:37 AM  

Blogger Jane Ellen+ said...

I'm not sure where it started; several years ago, at any rate. More of it this year, as the Fourth is on a Sunday.

Around here, the communities seem to divvy things up; some towns did their show last night, and some will tonight. It's nice to have the option of going either evening... or both (^_^).

July 04, 2004 12:30 PM  

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