ONE WEEK TO GO
Seven fireworks shopping days
until the 4th of July!
Interestingly, fireworks are illegal
in St. Louis and St. Louis County.
But travel any highway beyond county lines,
and you'll find fireworks tents at every exit.
Missouri is one of 20 states where
fireworks sales are permitted.
Just take care to find a safe, legal
spot to "light the fuse."
Most fireworks are made in China,
which makes for loosely translated names
for their fireworks . . .
like "Tonga Exotica", "Blue Me Up",
"Enchanted Flowerbox Destroyer",
and "Girl's Best Friend" (? ? ?).