Six Rules to Get You To July 5th

Lots of partying means lots of drinking. Besides following these Safe Drinking Rules, I plan not to be on the road much this weekend. What are your plans?

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And I thought this little joke by internet and cartoonist  friend Carl D’Agostino related, well just a bit if you read my caption. TY Carl for letting me use your cartoons. Stay strong.

Start safe drinking now, so your July 4th and 5th will be.

Start safe drinking now, so your July 4th and 5th will be.

Another warning: Fireworks trigger Post Traumatic Stress Disorder flashbacksks in some veterans.  The booms take them back to the battle fields.  So restrain the impulse to shoot off around houses.

And yet another warning. July 4th is also the time more dogs are lost than any other time of the year. The noise doesn’t drive them to drink, but to run away. So keep pooch in the house on a leash. When in the house have the TV on so the noise is deadened.

This  post was not prompted by this WordPress Daily Prompt: by Ben Huberman — Going Obsolete: Of all the technologies that have gone extinct in your lifetime, which one do you miss the most?

I really miss the guys who used to pump my gas . When I was a teen, I loved flirting with them; moreover, they were the ones who had to get out in the cold and rain.

Sadly, more and more people are being replaced by machines. At most of my local stores five or six people jobs have been replaced by self-check out machines. Hate that as I am a people person.

But I must also say if my computer no long worked or the internet collapses, I would be deeply bereft.  Would survive by burying  my aging eyes in more books.


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Of all the technologies that have gone extinct in your lifetime, which one do you miss the most?


  1. Father and I have left Miami for good living in North Carolina. Miami is not a very safe place to be on the 4th or on New Year’s Eve. People shoot guns into the sky all over the county. DUI’s will be up as will domestic violence arrests. ER’s will be full Sunday morning. I gave up alcohol over 13 years ago and it is wise to heed your advice for a safe and wholesome 4th.

    • Are you just on vacation or moving to North Carolina fpr good. We lived in the Bronx for a while and shoot em up was not just a part of July 4th particularly where I worked. However, as always more good people than those doing bad stuff. I come from a long line of drunks and if you used AA, you know some of my stuff comes for various 12 Step programs, but changed a bit. Your comment and support mean a great deal to me. Thank you and as always stay strong and safe.

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