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Fourth Of July Afterthoughts — Trapper Sherwood

Fourth Of July Afterthoughts

As we cruise into the rest of this work week following one of the biggest holiday’s in the United States of America, I want to share a few feelings brought up over the weekend.

First and foremost, I want to thank the members of our Armed Services; past and present for keeping a watchful eye over our country and keeping us FREE. I know sometimes it can be a very thankless job, but trust me, so many Americans are very thankful. Even the ones that want to bitch, moan & groan, you know deep down inside they are thankful too. So THANK YOU!

One of the things bothering the HELL out of me this past weekend is the carelessness use of fireworks. I know, I must be sounding like my Dad right now. But please hear me out on this.

In my county in the state of Tennessee fireworks are legal. You can buy them year round if you so desire. That’s cool. Nothing like exploding devices to rock a Holiday party, or whatever you are celebrating.

I would just like to see two things. Would you agree with me?

1. Please use some discretion. Just because they are legal, and you can fire them up anytime,  after 11:00 pm seems a little late. Especially if your neighbors have little children they are trying to get to sleep, and how about pets? Some of my friends have pets that are petrified of loud, exploding noises like fire works.

How about your neighbors? Do you even know them?

2. This really gets a burr under my saddle. Once again, in the state of Tennessee I would guess millions of dollars are spent on an advertisement program for putting a stop to littering. I’m all for it. I am sure other states have the same type of program. If they don’t they should.

But, for all the millions of dollars spent on asking people not to litter, it seems all is for not around our country’s birthday.

Maybe fireworks should come with a broom and dustpan.

I have been through numerous neighborhoods this past week, and especially this weekend, today included, and the amount of trash and debris left over from celebrating is horrendous.

Now, before you jump on my back, I know many people get out and clean up their mess.

For those people…Thank You.

This rant is for those that don’t.

If you can go out and shoot them off, you can  take some time the next morning and get outside and clean up your mess! Now I sound like my mother.

Anyways, as I said, I’m all about having fun, and hey, I like to party, just be considerate of your neighbors, and clean up your mess, and think twice before how “cool” it will be to light that” wicked cool thunder bomb window rattling” skyrocket or whatever they are called,  at midnight.

Oh, and be safe, fingers don’t and won’t grow back. Just sayin…

Trap

PS…love to read your comments.

Comments

  1. Kate says:

    Thanks for speaking your mind. It’s kind of disturbing and yet somewhat “freeing” when you realize you’ve become your parents. It just proves they really DID know what they were talking about.

    All you’ve spoken about today is “being considerate towards others”, a trend that seems to be on the way out these days.

  2. Trapper says:

    Thanks Kate, I appreciate you taking the time to read this post, and leave a comment.

    Manners certainly do seem to be a trend that is leaving us.

  3. Karen L. Kay says:

    You tell ’em Trapper!

  4. Great post! There’s nothing wrong with wanting people to be considerate of others! Rock on 🙂

  5. Mary McManus says:

    Awesome post Trapper! It is all about being a part of community and practicing consideration and kindness towards others – not only on holidays but year round. God bless.