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56. Woken up by Fireworks
A loud boom woke her up. She looked
the clock next to her bed. It was
. "What was that?" she asked her husband, who
't been woken up by the sound, so Betty
him. Another loud boom followed. Then there was
crackling sound. "Oh, that's just fireworks," Betty's husband
. It wasn't the fourth of July, the most
day to hear fireworks. It was just a
Thursday night in the middle of June. "Why
there be fireworks now?" Betty asked.
husband just moved into a new house after
wedding. This was the neighborhood her husband grew
in. He said it was common for people
start setting off fireworks in the summer, even
the Independence Day holiday. "The whole summer is
reason for fireworks here," Betty's husband told her.
said that even when it wasn't summer, people
off fireworks for whatever they were celebrating.
is having a graduation party or a birthday,"
's husband told her. He said that sometimes people
off fireworks even when a local sports team
a game. Betty wondered how that was legal.
thought fireworks were illegal to buy and use.
's husband told her that it was easy enough
people to buy fireworks. He also told her
different counties in the state had different laws,
people could buy fireworks in one county and
them in a different county, like where they
. "Also people can legally set off fireworks for
besides the fourth of July, like for Lunar
Year," he added.
Betty tried to go back
sleep, but the loud booms and crackles kept
. She decided to get a glass of water
go out into the yard to see the