nt in a neighborhood full of people who love to set fireworks off at all hours of the night, with no concern for their burning hot embers landing on my wood porch and my dry lawn, or the fact that I have to get up in the morning.
On Memorial Day, I didn't sleep until 7 a.m., when one of those neighbors finally stopped yelling obscenities after some of his sleepy neighbors called the police. They finally showed up at 4 a.m. to warn him, but he made it known to the neighborhood that he wasn't happy.
Before this law passed, all I had to worry about was the sound of firecrackers and the odd illegal explosive. Now I have to learn to deal with three full days of people setting off explosives, and the potential for fire if the fireworks — that my neighbors set off right into the trees — should take hold of some dry wood or grass.
Give an inch, and people will take a mile every single time. There was a reason those fireworks were illegal to begin with.
— Shawn Hardy, Grand Haven