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Happy 4th of July

Years ago, I wrote a column about how our family used to celebrate the 4th of July. Today, it is important to talk about some of those great traditions, again.

I can tell you Dad really liked fireworks. He wasn’t crazy into them, he just understood more than many the importance of Independence Day.

So, late afternoon on July 3, Dad would drive us to Lind, where they had real cool fireworks for sale in an old gas station leading into town on Highway 21. The tradition was one we looked forward to until the state banned the sale of firecrackers or in some cases dynamite light. Part of it was due...


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