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Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 4, 2016
Martin Miller, attorney, Topeka
“I’ve got a party to go to, and I’ll probably shoot off some fireworks during the day. And I’ll watch the display at the river.”
Jackson Dooley, eighth-grader, Lawrence
“(Playing) youth baseball — the state tournament.”
Valerie Hird, receptionist, Lawrence
“I have to work, but I might go to a potluck lunch.”
Jeff Feist, safety officer, Junction City
“We’ll just be kind of traveling. We started out in Topeka, doing some of the museums, and we came out to Lawrence for a day.”
I'll see how many of my Constitutional rights I can exercise today.
1 year, 11 months ago
I'm going to eat as many hot dogs and hamburgers as I can, maybe some potato salad as well. Then I'm going to sing the national anthem as fireworks explode over the porta John that I will undoubtedly end up in.
I woke up this morning to the sound of the NPR staff reading the Declaration of Independence. Good way to start today's celebration. I am going to enjoy hot dogs, spend time with family and friends, and hopefully sit next to some young one who is ooing and awing over the fireworks, because I still do that after all these years, and I love to see the young kids reactions to their first display. It makes me feel young again.
And a big thanks to the Lawrence Jaycees for their display!!!
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