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What is your favorite Fourth of July memory?

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Photo of Carrie Daly

“Decorating my bike and going on a parade in our neighborhood when I was a little kid.”

Photo of Kami Wisdom

“The first time I ever lit a sparkler because I definitely was scared; when I conquered that I was pretty happy.”

Photo of Matt Lawson

“Barbecues at my grandma’s house, in the yard playing horseshoes.”

Photo of Jess Smith

“Hanging out with the family. We lived in North Dakota and would always go out into the country and shoot fireworks”

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kuguardgrl13 1 year, 9 months ago

Growing up in Pittsburgh, PA, with Zambelli fireworks displays. They're considered to be some of the best in the country, so yesterday's display at the Kaw was kind of lackluster for me. Maybe I'll head to KC or Wichita next year. Although I will say the Party in the Park was fun.

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rockchalker52 1 year, 9 months ago

Just up until last year, I had a gallon jar of sliced jalapenos that I bought in 1991. That thing mighta blowed up pretty good if somebody shot it. Icaintalkaboutit but I ain't got the jar no more.

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labmonkey 1 year, 9 months ago

Roe...

You gave me a good idea yesterday that I will have to do next time I go to my parents... I have a cooler full of old, skunky beer cans from a Chiefs game a couple years ago. I need to load them up and explode them with the Nagant, the AK, and the AR near one of my parents' ponds.

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somedude20 1 year, 9 months ago

When I was a small yute, my parents and I would each eat 6 grams of bath salts and then walk around the town trying to find the perfect face to eat. These hot temps would be perfect as it would cook the face a little to release its full flavor

That or skinny dipping with the girl of the moment at Lake Perry and swallowing some "water" and having the poops for a week (better than a flesh eating bacteria though)

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scaramouchepart2 1 year, 9 months ago

Getting to be home with my husband watching on the greatest musicals most have never heard. 1776.

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My_Life 1 year, 9 months ago

Me and Indyan saw God last night and there were fireworks. Thanks Obama!

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riverdrifter 1 year, 9 months ago

In 1957 my dad and several others were setting off the fireworks for the show in Baldwin. A short round landed right in the large wooden crate where the mortars were and the whole thing went off in seconds. There was no wind and in a few minutes they all appeared out of a wall of white smoke and made a sweeping bow to the crowd in the stadium. They got a standing ovation. Nobody was hurt.

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BABBOY 1 year, 9 months ago

I forgot the question. That chick is hot.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 1 year, 9 months ago

If you are a Starship Trooper you shower with chicks.

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 9 months ago

"O_Bob, that whole comment reads like a soft porn excerpt from a jaded husband's memoir. Kudos!" RC52

My wife has been reading aloud to me 50 Shades of Grey before bedtime.

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rockchalker52 1 year, 9 months ago

O_Bob, that whole comment reads like a soft porn excerpt from a jaded husband's memoir. Kudos!

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Flap Doodle 1 year, 9 months ago

Sitting in a park by the river in Austin listening to the symphony play the 1812 Overture. Cannons were involved.

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brutus 1 year, 9 months ago

Having a coffee can full of Black Cats and blowing up ant hills.

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 9 months ago

I accidentally started a fire last night. Got on top of it in a hurry and all is fine. However, it didn't take much to set it off. I then made another gin and tonic. Not really a favorite memory, just something that sticks out from last night.

Three more days of the heat. For now.

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CWGOKU 1 year, 9 months ago

Tomorrow... "What is your favorite lawn gnome?"

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John Spencer 1 year, 9 months ago

Being on the hill south of the stadium and the big shells exploding maybe 50' off the ground and being surrounded by the burning parts of the explosion. I still think they were doing it on purpose because we didn't pay to sit in the stadium.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 1 year, 9 months ago

prospector,
Maybe or could be just the Lawrence Energy Center.
Clean coal... brush fire... hard to tell the difference from a distance.

But it does look dirtier...

So. Yes.

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prospector 1 year, 9 months ago

R-I

Can you see the smoke from our forest fire? They are evacuating houses out by Langston Hughes. Stay away, it might get bad. Hope for the best.

http://www.6newslawrence.com/weather/live-tower-cam/

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g_rock 1 year, 9 months ago

Yesterday? The cake that my mom didn't make because my nieces weren't there this year.

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grammaddy 1 year, 9 months ago

Favorite memory would have to be the year we dug a pit and roasted a full pig in it. Digging the thing up was big fun. We scorched a couple of the fruit trees along the back fence, but the following year, the pears came back bigger and sweeter than ever. And the meat fell off the bone.

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autie 1 year, 9 months ago

Yesterday? The pork......It was magic....eight pounds of loin, simply vanished.

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RoeDapple 1 year, 9 months ago

Yesterday? The carnage . . . .

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Ronnie24 1 year, 9 months ago

Gathering with family and friends. The best part was the water fights... Started by my dad every time !

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tange 1 year, 9 months ago

fireworks memories

fading afterimages

smoke spiders crawling across the sky

so hard to hold on to....

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CWGOKU 1 year, 9 months ago

None, except for maybe getting my punk lit. Kami, call me.

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prospector 1 year, 9 months ago

I was camping up from Tincup. I got up finding icicles hanging on the branches by the creek. Had good eats with fresh Muskie and never heard a single boom for three days.

Sweet

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milkman_dan 1 year, 9 months ago

A picture is worth a thousand words.

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Gart 1 year, 9 months ago

Is that that Sheen boy? He seems to pop up anywhere he can these days, I guess.

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Gart 1 year, 9 months ago

Saudi's......Celebrate our 4th? O.k... Please tell me what I am missing.

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Gart 1 year, 9 months ago

Starting it off with a good bang......

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