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A quiet July 4th

Added: Sunday, July 5th 2020 at 2:55pm by greatmartin
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Maybe because we had a downpour at 4:30 PM and then again around 9 PM that things were fairly quiet. During the day people were out sailing, swimming, canoeing, doing things one would do on a usual weekend day in Fort Lauderdale. The storms, while heavy, were brief and though the beaches were closed there was no stopping the evening fireworks.

I saw the fireworks in Oakland Park and Pompano and downtown by looking out my window but all in all very little noise. What was even more amazing was that after 10 PM not a firework to be seen or heard and for the first time, as far as I know now, not a single person was shot by a stray bullet fired to 'celebrate' the 4th of July! WOW! In south Florida that is unbelievable!

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When I was a kid, one aunt lived in the hills and some years we would go there and could see big fireworks shows from three different cities including the ones here in town.

Now I just have to sit on my sofa and look out the window as people around here put on the same type shows only smaller versions of them.

I spoke too soon--a 7 year old kid got shot in the arm by a stray bullet!! (At least he wasn't killed!)

That's sad, no thanks to stupid idiot adults.

And his grandmother was watching him!!

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