July 4th Fireworks Warning

Before this year’s Independence Day Celebration, I wanted to share a first-hand warning about fireworks.

A few years ago I went over to a friends July 4th to watch their CRAZY fireworks display.

It was enjoyable until, during one of the barrages of artillery shells, one of the shells decided to change direction – straight into my forehead. I never saw it coming, and it nearly knocked me out (see my picture below). It was like someone hitting me in the forehead with a hammer.

A lot of people have teased me for having a smile on my face, as if I was enjoying it. In truth, I was literally stunned. I think that is my concussion face.

But here’s the thing, most people were not wearing safety glasses. My son was 17 at the time and was wearing simple sunglasses at the beginning of the night, but I told him that they weren’t good enough so I went and bought him the real thing. If that would have hit me in the eye, and if I wasn’t wearing safety glasses, my eye would be gone – no ifs, ands or buts. Sun glasses are not good enough!

So please wear safety glasses!

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