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  • July 4th Fireworks

    Posted by Chicago Boyz Archive on July 4th, 2006 (All posts by )

    It was a long day. A drive out to a friend’s house. Food cooked on the grill. Cake — white frosting, red raspberries, blue blueberries. Our kids, their kids, running around. Beer, wine, margueritas, conviviality. Mutual friends in from out of town. Sundown. A bonfire. Fireworks, smuggled in from the wild and lawless frontier of Wisconsin.

    Driving home: Along the highway, off on either side — grand finales.

    Home. Almost midnight. Everyone else — wife, baby, kids — asleep.

    In the distance, and just outside, in the alley, down the block, continuous:

    Firecrackers, bottle rockets, bigger stuff.

    Crackling, booming, screeching.

    I hope your 4th was as good as mine.

    God bless America.


    2 Responses to “July 4th Fireworks”

    1. Mike Cunningham Says:


      Glad you had a great time!

    2. MD Says:

      Evocative and very well written. I like blogs for just this kind of thing.