With three days to set things off, somebody somewhere is going to hurt themself. Or, worse yet, send a bottle rocket or another home firework off into the good night and have it land and turn somebody else’s holiday weekend into a nightmare.
For my July Fourth Weekend edition of my Mark It Up community column for Syracuse Public media site waer.org, I decided to take a somewhat precautionary tone before launching into a list of where my Central New York brethren can go to watch the professionals set off really big fireworks displays high into the air with, I would assume, safety rules and regulations firmly in place.
You can read it by clicking the link below.
Of course, people will take the holiday and the freedoms it stands for quite to heart and decide to light firecrackers and cherry bombs or M80s on their own.
Me? No. I went through a short phase as a kid, which I covered here last year. Many of us have, I’m sure.
Now I prefer to go with my dear wife Karen to watch the colorful displays like the one pictured above, which I caught with my iPhone 6 after a Syracuse Chiefs game at NBT Bank Stadium.
So I leave you on the Third with these words. Have fun. Eat. Drink. Start Monday with 20 digits.
Do you fashion home fireworks displays, and if so, what sort? Have you seen home displays go awry, and if so, how? What are your fireworks plans for this weekend?