Up in smoke, or up to some good



By Ed Nicholson

We’re coming up on a great American holiday, where those of us in the U.S. celebrate the freedoms we’ve been so amply given.

Lots of us have popped off lots of fireworks in those celebrations.

Here’s an idea:  This year, save some (or all!) of the money your family might spend on fireworks, send it to your local food bank or hunger relief organization, and take your family on an outing to the local "spectacular" fireworks display in your community (every community seems to have one), instead. 

You’ll have fun and some hungry kid will have a meal instead of your money going up in smoke.

Thanks to my lovely wife Ginger for this idea.  (and for putting up with me)

 Image: besighyawn: Creative Commons