I hope you all had a brilliant July 4th.
Doug and I had no plans for the evening until our neighbor, Francy, 4-wheeled over here to invite us to their place for fireworks that evening. We mentioned to Francy that back in Kennewick, Washington, it was illegal to shoot fireworks. Grass fires would get started and rush through the desert. Francy said, Oh, fireworks are illegal here too but we are careful and do it behind the barn.
So, as soon as twilight swooned overhead, we make a huge bowl of popcorn and walked behind Francy’s barn for fireworks.
A blazing bonfire was the hub of the audience. We were not the only neighbors present. Neighbors from miles around were there. It was glorious fun and the popcorn was munched down. Francy’s husband, Eddie, and Bob, had fireworks going for over an hour! They were safe, and they did do it right next to a pond full of water.
“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” ~William Faulkner
“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
P.S. Doug and I also watched the movie 180 degrees South. A mini-documentary by Jeff Johnson about what inspired him to trek to Patagonia to climb mountains. I recommend 280 degrees South. Informative, moving, and striking.
Watch some of last night’s show on this youtube clipping.