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Remembering Belltower Fourths


Fourth of July at Belltower Hall - back - when growing up,

I recall that it was fifty dollars worth - and it may have increased after the initial startup,

But it was such a great time for a kid - firecrackers and sparklers - and booms and spark showers radiated - in the darkened sky,

Those times still set within a friendly way with me - a summer peacefulness - even with the excitement - before our eyes.

Jimmy Carroll (1932-2010) - would always set them off - us kids were not allowed close - in case something would erupt,

And one year Jimmy did have one rocket go off near him - we were...

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