Like the Chinese we Kentuckians have been noted for celebrating the Holidays with some fire works of our own.
Especially Christmas and New Years...when I was a teen... I remember going to "Minnie Hinkle's Store"... not to far away from our home.
Minnie sold about anything and everything the community had need of.
One of my favorite things Minnie sold during the Holiday was fire crackers.
My older brother and my Uncle usually came in from Michigan, We'd go out to Minnie's to buy fire works.
Minnie wasn't a licensed dealer to my knowledge.
Seems, back at that time, it was un-lawful to sell fire works, in that part of the State any way.
After taking your order Minnie waited until she could catch a break from the counter, then she'd sneak into the back room to fill it.
When she returned, she'd give them to you, while no one was looking .
Minnie sold them by the pack, or by the carton, didn't matter to her, occasionally, she had M-80's , a super sized fire cracker that made a "Big Bang".
We were sure to get some of those when she had them.
It was always exciting making our purchase for firecrackers, we could hardly wait for Christmas and New years to arrive.
On Christmas and New Years, it was one big bang after another, until they were gone.
Our neighbors probably thought we were a little crazy and some what strange the way we did our celebrating. if so they kept the thought to themselves.
Some of my fondest memories at Christmas and New years time, are those we celebrated when I was younger, with fire works from Minnie Hinkle's store.
Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your King is coming to you;
He is just and having salvation,
Lowly and riding on a donkey,
A colt, the foal of a donkey.
Until Next Time. God Bless.
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