Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu (oddharmonic) wrote,
Melissa, starry-eyed soy-lovin' Expatriated Zulu

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"I'll have to take those fireworks."

In May 2003, Himself and I bought the better part of a car trunkful of fireworks from the numerous stands along I-70 in Missouri on the long drive back to North Carolina. We set off most of them that Fourth of July (post) and brought the remainder with us when we moved back to Colorado, where they've been in storage ever since.

I assumed that Himself had taken the best of the remaining fireworks with him when he moved last year, so I gave my brother the green light to play with whatever was left in storage. He was setting them off with a few friends at my parents earlier today while Laurel was on the phone with Mom.

The call seemed to abruptly end, which isn't unusual with Laurel, so I didn't think anything of it until Mom called back about twenty minutes after their call ended to let me know she had let Laurel go when our friendly local sheriff's deputy pulled into the driveway. He gave the guys the rundown -- if it leaves the ground or explodes, it's illegal -- and confiscated some of the stuff they had before wishing them a happy and safe holiday.
Tags: 306.85_family, 394.264_holidays, 662.1_fireworks, 978.8_colorado

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