Not the township sponsored displays, but the sporadic, private launchin' of innumerable bottle-rockets, firecrackers, m80's and what-not. It'll reach a crescendo about sunset tomorrow.
|The. BEST. when I was 10.|
I grew out of firecrackers as I grew older. Now-a-days, when I feel the need for BOOM, I head to the range.
Definition from The Random House Dictionary of the English Language (Unabridged Edition) 1967
in•de•pend•ence (in/di/pen/dəns), n. 1. state or quality of being independent. 2. freedom from subjection, or from the influence of others. 3. exemption from external control or support. 4. archaic. a competency.
Interesting that the Wikipedia entry speaks only of the nation/state mode:
Independence is a condition of a nation, country, or state in which its residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government, and usually sovereignty, over its territory
As I go through the events of the weekend, I'll be mulling over the state of my independence.
I hope you're able to thoughtfully celebrate any independence in your life.