A Fireworks Guideline….By Andy O
Fireworks! The powers that be have ok’d the good folks of Michigan to use higher power fireworks and of course this year local areas are clamping down on hours and days that you are able to light fireworks. Personally, I LOVE them. They are fun for all and an easy way to entertain.
A good guideline for fireworks in my opinion is this….if it would drive you nuts if some idiot was out blowing off fireworks at 3 am in your apartment complex, trailer park or neighborhood…..chances are you are equally annoying with yours? Have you given your kids a lighter and a gross of bottle rockets? Well, ok…..kids like that kind of thing, but please watch over them. I will personally never forget the time my buddy Scott and I were lighting them off and he thought he could get one to the moon by holding the bottle, with lit rocket up over his head. Well, when it went off, it singed all the hair off the top of his head, stunk like burnt hair and he looked like he had a bald spot with a sunburn at 12. Not good. Finally, every year we see a report of the guy who blew off his first 2 fingers with an M-80 after uttering the phrase “Hey…..Hold My Beer and Watch This!!!!” No good is going to come of that.
In summation, courtesy and common sense go a long way around the 4th of July. After all, we are here to celebrate the greatest country on earth….celebrate together, by not getting belted by the neighbor guy who has to get up for work on the 5th.