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January 1st, 2010

Happy New Year! oops, I mean Silvester @ 12:30 am

mw_europe:


We have spent the last 2 hours watching fireworks:  first just a few set off from this house or that parking lot, increasing in intensity til about 11:45, then the professional displays from the Schloss and down at Kindsbach.  The church bells rang in the new year at midnight, and still the rockets went off.  They are being shot from almost every street and every house (it seems).  All over our little valley, the whole of Landstuhl, Melkerei, Kindsbach, Ramstein.  Sparkly ones and rockets shooting up red tails, green balls, blue rings, loud white bangs.  And whistles, all kinds, some with a single tone, others with a sort of twirly sound.  Now, at about 12:30, it's starting to tail off.

For several days, I noticed rockets and fireworks for sale at Aldi and Kaufland, but my father's stern admonishments about the dangers of fireworks still ring in my ears and I admire them from across the street and valley.

I've never seen anything like this before!

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From:yuvi
Date:January 2nd, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)
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It sounds like you had a really nice New Years celebration around you ;)
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From:mw_europe
Date:January 2nd, 2010 04:58 pm (UTC)
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Yes, it was great! We went outside and watched for almost an hour but then I was too cold so came in to post!
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From:phqbethel108
Date:January 2nd, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
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sounds like our New Year's Eve last year in nearby Sembach
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From:mw_europe
Date:January 2nd, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
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How was yours this year?
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From:phqbethel108
Date:January 5th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
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It was a quiet night in Mississippi, boring compared to our time in Germany

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