Back in the day BLASTOFF!!!July 4th, 2010 at 2:01 pm by Jacqueline Ingles under Uncategorized
4th of July
Independence Day in the Ingles Family always meant fireworks! My brothers, who were always into some shenanigans around our Chicago home never failed to disappoint their little sister with a mini-driveway fireworks display.
With fireworks getting ready to explode all over Austin, I couldn’t help but revisit some of what I consider, the best “back in the day” fireworks.
1) POP POPS
These were the best to throw at an unsuspecting person’s feet. What’s better? They are pretty much harmless!
2) ROMAN CANDLES
Ready! Aim! Fire! Back in the day, you could actually hold Roman Candles, light them and aim as blasts of color shot out of the end. It was like holding a magic fireworks wand in your hand. (Note: I do not recommend this now)
Who didn’t love holding on to a sparklers and watching it fizz down to a nub?
4) BOTTLE ROCKETS
These will always and forever be the best way to annoy your neighbors via sound. Not only do these shoot off and whistle, but when they reach the sky and explode, all you hear…POP!!! Also, when positioned correctly, you can really aim these at any target (just ask my brothers).
Seriously, no! These are a total dud and only got on this list because it is the firework you love to hate. Not only did it not look like a snake, but it burned whatever surface you put it on! Sorry about our driveway dad!
Just look at this dud in action. Really? Two thumbs down on this back in the day blastoff. Do you agree?
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE “BACK IN THE DAY” FIREWORKS?????
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