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Our New Year's fireworks.

Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Jan 1 2013, 7:32am

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Our New Year's fireworks. Can't Post

Happy New Year, everybody!


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dernwyn
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Jan 1 2013, 1:57pm

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Woo-hoo! Happy New Year to you! [In reply to] Can't Post

That was sparkly! Smile

Fireworks in a can, I didn't know you could get them like that! How high did they go? Did you fire them up in your barbecue pit?


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Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Jan 1 2013, 2:47pm

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That's how they normally come around here. [In reply to] Can't Post

They're called "fountains". We generally save a couple from Fourth of July to set off at New Year's. We set this one off in our front yard. The sparks go up about eight feet. We're lucky to live in one of the few communities in the state where fountains are legal. So are sparklers and spinners, basically anything that doesn't fly or explode like firecrackers, though some fountains have some pretty loud pops.

I always feel better about setting them off in midwinter when there's snow on the ground than in midsummer when there are fires burning in the mountains. Though come to think of it, that fire is still burning under the snow in the mountains; we went hiking there and met a firefighter coming down the snow-packed path with an ax in his hand.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Lily Fairbairn
Half-elven


Jan 1 2013, 2:57pm

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Pretty! [In reply to] Can't Post

A proper Gandalf moment, there Smile Cheers!




Ethel Duath
Valinor


Jan 1 2013, 4:46pm

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They burst like stars of blue and green! [In reply to] Can't Post

That's a real beauty. I've never seen one that lasted quite that long!

I love backyard fireworks, even though they can be scary. They're not legal here, so I haven't seen one in years and years, but I think they still are where I grew up (like the "whirlybird" one that took off sideways and chased my dad across the backyard instead of going straight up!)

Anyway, Happy New Year to you and your family!!


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Jan 1 2013, 4:49pm

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Years ago one of those "whirlybirds" [In reply to] Can't Post

took off sideways and went into my dad's garage. He was not happy.

Those aren't actually legal here, but boys will be boys.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Ethel Duath
Valinor


Jan 1 2013, 4:55pm

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Ha! [In reply to] Can't Post

What do they have against dads, I'm wondering?

We got ours when they first came out, around 1964 or '65 I'm guessing. They were legal that year, but I remember in a couple of years they just weren't available in our area anymore. They are gorgeous when they go straight up, but not really worth the risk--to dads at least!ShockedEvil


silneldor
Half-elven


Jan 1 2013, 6:26pm

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Happy New Year guys! [In reply to] Can't Post

Uncle Baggins and Auntie Dora, all the best to youSmile.















DanielLB
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Jan 1 2013, 6:50pm

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Happy New Year Aunt Dora :-) [In reply to] Can't Post

I love the wonder and excitement of fireworks - we usually go into London but couldn't this year (my partner was working it!)

Looks chilly too. Wrap up warm!

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