Firewords (100 Words Version)

I had thought that, since all the posters for our town’s Fourth of July fireworks had a rain date marked, there was no way in Hades the display would go on. Everyone forecast lightning from 4 PM onwards. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch (not as serious as a “get in the basement now” tornado WARNING, but…) at about 2.30 in the afternoon. But apparently our elected officials didn’t read the fine print and cancel in time.

So 70 soggy locals (and several last-term councilors) watched $12,000-worth of explosives.

In the rain.

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