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My Most Memorable 4th Of July Celebration!

Updated on January 6, 2015
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

Our 4th of July Party Was Explosive!

Once upon a time, over 30 years ago in a little town called Junction City, Kansas, there were two newlyweds who had just been married for under two weeks. Those newlyweds were my husband Ron and me. He was an Army man stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas and I'd just moved there when we got married.

Our first holiday as a couple was the 4th of July. Ron went in with his buddy John (also Army) to buy a big box of fireworks, and we drove out to Milford Lake to celebrate.

Unfortunately our evening didn't quite go as planned. We got out of the car and Ron got the fireworks box out of the trunk. I was walking toward the front of the car when John decided to toss his lit cigarette... which landed IN the box of fireworks! Now being military, when the world blew up the two Army boys flew over the hood of the car and hit the dirt. Me, the little girl from Kansas, stood there saying "what the H#*) is going on!" Ron crawled around and pulled me to ground level also and we watched as our fireworks went just about every direction but up. Luckily none of us were hurt, but it could've been really bad.

Lessons learned from this adventure: 1) Never take a goofball with you to do fireworks; and 2) NO SMOKING!

Tell you one thing, it was one 4th of July I never forgot!

Here is a picture of the fireworks display at our club last year. Way safer:) Now I'll give you a few tips and links to have a safe and fun Fourth of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Many Communities Have Banned Fireworks... - What Do YOU Say?

Do you think private fireworks should be allowed, or banned?

Yes! They're an American tradition and something everyone should be able to enjoy if they want. People should just use common sense and be careful.

Yes! They're an American tradition and something everyone should be able to enjoy if they want. People should just use common sense and be careful.

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    • Paul Franciskato 4 years ago from Junction City, Kansas

      I believe they should be allowed as long as the area is not experiencing drought conditions so the threat of starting fires would be reduced. Of course, the people shooting the fireworks should use good judgement in setting them off!

    No! Too many people get injured and there's danger of fire to others' property. Leave it to the pros.

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      My Fireworks Rules!

      1. Never, ever let kids do fireworks without adult supervision.
      2. Always keep a bucket full of water and put spent items in it to prevent fires.
      3. Only one kid gets to do a firework at a time.
      4. Remember sparklers burn at over 2000 so make sure the kid is old enough to understand that and act accordingly.

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          TheGourmetCoffe 5 years ago

          With my family we really enjoy Independence Day Celebrations, public fireworks, marches & the whole works! Enjoyed your lens, brought back great 4th of July memories. Also "liked" it!