Last year I complained because the local fireworks show was staged on July 3rd. I learned later that this was done so as not to conflict with the fireworks display of the next little mountain town up the highway. The towns had agreed to alternate their 4th of July fireworks every year, so locals could view both and every other year each town would have their display on the 4th.
So, imagine my surprise when the fireworks hit the sky above South Fork this year at —on July 2nd!
There’s just so much wrong with that. I mean, I could make allowances for an
eve display, but to move it two days away? What the heck is up with that? Independence
we’ve messed around with holidays for our convenience, moving several to Mondays so we could have extended weekends. But there are a few holidays when that just does not happen: Christmas, New Year, Veterans Day—and the 4th of July! United States
So give me a break, I don’t care what the excuse is, you might as well shoot off the fireworks on October 4th.
And what’s with the deal at at night? Is it fireworks for adults only? This isn't
; we’re not dealing with a midnight sun. (Come to think of it, do they shoot off fireworks on the 4th in Alaska ?) That’s way past most kids' bedtimes. So what about them? Alaska
You know what? I just don’t care anymore. They can just go and sit on the fireworks—and then light them off!