Monday, July 05, 2010

Fireworks and Firecrackers

Fireworks and firecrackers are illegal inside the city limits of Lubbock, unless it is a permitted commercial show.   That did not prevent many of my neighbors from setting off their own many, many fireworks or firecrackers.  It started late evening, and lasted after mid-night. Sake hid out, and I did not see her until well after breakfast time this morning, when she was screeching in the kitchen at a moth which she was trying to catch.

I went out a couple of times last night, to be sure the heavy odor of smoke was from the noisemakers and not a real fire.  Otherwise, I sat in side, with a very affectionate, clinging Haiku...

There are a lot of reasons not to set off fireworks and firecrackers in residential areas: the safety factor for those who are setting of the works, the fire safety factor (so many people mentioned it was so wet in Lubbock, that was a non-issue this year), and consideration for elderly, or ill neighbors, or family pets and small children who react adversely to the noise and smell of smoke....

Having said that, I love the oohs and aahs of reacting to fireworks....

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