DUCK....and Fast!

When I was young my sisters and their friends used to have bottle rocket wars.  They would buy bottle rockets by the gross and have a neighborhood war with them.  Bottle rockets blazing everywhere.  I didn't get to get in on the "fun" too often as I was the little sister, and considered too young to have that much fun.  I did get in on it one year, I was around the 5th or 6th grade.  They made me put on daddy's work coat and gloves, then they duct taped around my wrists so no sparks could go up my arm.  They were sure that if I got hurt, the war would actually begin then.  Mother would have had their hides.  I had the most fun that night, and probably some of the biggest scares.  As an onlooker, it was the most exciting fun I could ever have imagined, as a participant it was wild, daring, dangerous.....and scary.   I never played again.  Though now that I think back on it, I'm not sure if this was the most dangerous childhood entertainment we had.  I think swimming where there are alligators might top the bottle rockets. 

marlo68 marlo68
36-40, F
Feb 22, 2009