I may have remarked on this before. When I lived out in the Houston burbs (Katy), *or the hinterlands* as I used to call it, fireworks were legal there. Some times it got so noisy you'd have thought you were in a war zone.
Here in the city? Not so much. I don't miss it all that much, either.
Fireworks are not legal to be sold or fired off within the city limits of Houston. And so it was a quiet night at La Casita last night. Hoisted a glass of scotch on the patio at midnight or thereabouts. *Quietly*
Shit used to scare the Hell out of our animals. Ironically I have no pets now.
Not even a Goddam FISH! *old joke - someone should remember* *grins*