Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I'd like to thank Ralph Nader ...

sparklers, originally uploaded by toyfoto.

Even though he had nothing to do with federal laws regulating the safety of children's sleepwear in the early part of the 1970s, particularly as it pertained to flamability. (Car safety was important, too.)

I'd also like to thank the state of Maine for keeping sparklers legal despite the fact that they are not always "safe."

Most of all, however, I'd like to thank Ama Linda who brought the two together. She not only saved her daughter's 70s-era night gown for the possibility that one of her grandchildren would someday get use of it again, but she also has the same love of flickering fireworks as her grandtots.


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