Saturday, July 02, 2005

$100 Worth of Firecrackers

When I saw my husband bringing home a huge box of firecrackers, I feared for my bank account. But not to worry! It wasn't OUR money he spent...

Turns out the owner of the firework stand was an old Army buddy of my husband's - they spent time together in the first Gulf War. When they recognized one another, the other guy said, "Hey! I owe you $100! Remember when I borrowed money to get home?" This was clear back in the early 1990's. What are the chances of running into someone again in such a big town as this? Guess pretty darn good.

The long overdue (and long forgotten) debt is now paid - in $100 worth of fireworks.

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!

7 comments:

  1. Geez, that's quite a coincidence. Too bad the guy didn't own a bookstore and repay the loan in books.

    Fireworks are illegal here. You can go to a professional fireworks show but we do not have fireworks stands anymore.

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  2. Have fun and be safe! Fireworks scare the crap outta me. They weren't legal where I grew up. When we moved here, they WERE legal, and I witnessed several close calls with both people and houses. Now they've been outlawed, and I'm happy. :)

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  3. Have fun with the fireworks! I'm too much of a sissy to buy them and light them myself. I like having the firefighters do it in the park.

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  4. Have fun with the fireworks! I'm too much of a sissy to buy them and light them myself. I like having the firefighters do it in the park.

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  5. Wow. That was cool! You're gonna have fun tonight! :)

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  6. What a nice thing to remember! Hope they keep in touch and I hope you have a wonderful party!!!! But safe....

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