July 4th

Last night, like many families in America, we celebrated the fourth of July. The day was complete with a picnic, conversation and fireworks.





As the day faded, Dad brought out his box of small fireworks. Niagara County, located in Upstate New York, legalized small fireworks for personal use and purchase until July 5th. It was a cause for celebration.
My sister in law, brother, uncle, grandmother, great grandmother, mother and me sat on the porch. My father, in a fit of childlike mischief, lit small packages by the road.
  The air wreaked of sulphur and victory.
  I was offered a round but declined. Maybe next time.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s