Fireworks – 4th of July Cookout

Fireworks – 4th of July Cookout

One year, Johnny’s family was having an “extended family”
4th of July cookout at their home. One of the special treats
that year was lighting the fireworks (Roman candles, bottle
rockets, missile batteries, etc.) they had bought out of
state (they’re illegal in their state, of course!).

Just before they were to arrive, a cousin called, saying his
neighbors’ plans had just fallen through and asking if he
bring them along to the picnic — they even had extra food
to bring. “Sure, the more the merrier!”

When the cousin arrived with his neighbors, it was
discovered that the head of that family was a police
officer. Johnny’s father turned as innocently as he could to
his son and whispered to him to grab the paper bag of
fireworks sitting in the kitchen and hide them somewhere
quickly. Johnny disappeared, and the father changed the
topic to food for the day. This family had brought some
chicken to grill, so the father told them the gas grill was
all set to use out back — they just had to turn on the gas
and push the ignition button with the lid still closed.

They headed out to the back as Johnny returned through the
front door. The father hurried to him and said, “Whew, that
was close! That man’s a police officer, and he almost saw
the fireworks. Did you hide them real well?”

“Oh, yeah, nobody will ever think to look in the grill!”