Saturday, July 4, 2009
Apparently a neighborhood burning down 2 streets away isn't enough to deter many of you from boldly and stupidly setting off illegal fireworks. My neighbors and I thank you as we had to watch in fear as you set off your pretty fireworks worrying that the dry grass in someone's ill-maintained yard (or in the abandoned house with cheatgrass behind us) would catch fire. To the kids that set off fireworks in the sagebrush, you are lucky that you were able to put the fire out with the hose. I hope that the police scared you straight. I know that you all think you are invincible, that you won't have to go through what we did. I'm sure most of you didn't have to experience that tonight. But bad stuff can and does happen. And I just don't think that fireworks are so cool to take that chance.