When I was a little girl, we were only able to experience the community shows, none of the “set off a bunch of overpriced gizmos and gadgets in front of your house alongside all your neighbors doing the same thing!”
That’s how it goes here.
I don’t like that sort of thing, probably because I heard so many tales about people’s cousin’s neighbor getting their fingers blown off while playing with fireworks.
When I was thirty-five I did meet a woman who lost her vision in one eye from a rogue, do-it-yourself firework gone wild.
One thing this weird fear has brought me is the annual search for an old-timey fireworks show usually in one of the little towns that surround Bakersfield. It is a long held tradition now, stepping into Americana circa 1950.
I can’t help but love it.
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© 2012 by Julie Jordan Scott
Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield. She leads Writing Camp with JJS & this Summer will be traveling throughout the US to bring this unique, fun filled creative experience to the people wherever she finds the passion & the interest.
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