I'm popping in, midway through my blog respite to wish you a Happy Fourth of July as we do it in Cow-lumbus, Ohio - on July 1st. Actually the city throw this massive fireworks display in Downtown on the Friday before a Holiday if the holiday falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday, and they do it because they know that it's a good way to trap the workers downtown and boost the numbers. But people, if you like hanging out with grits, this is the place to be.
Anyhow, I don't involved in that great big sea of unwashed humanity. Hope your holiday weekend is a safe one, and remember it is not a good idea to run about with sparklers in your hands. You could poke an eye out, or worse.