Monday, July 5, 2010


Hello my raviolis.  I  hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July with lots of good food, good weather, lots of friends and family and especially the Fireworks.

Did you know that fireworks were invented in ancient China in the 12th century to scare away evil spirits.  Did you know that China is the largest manufacturer and exporter of fireworks in the world.

Did you know that there are 19 different types of fireworks effects with neat sounding names like Peony and Cake and Horsetail and Fish?

Did you know that Maura and Brian have gone to fireworks competitions while living in Japan? What fun that would.  Grampy and Grandma-ma have a pair of photos that Maura took of fireworks displayed in our bedroom.

Did you know that there are only two ways to display fireworks...ariel and ground.

Here is the setup for a huge ground display before they are shot off.  It looks like a big toy to play with.  It looks really neat and has lots of moving parts.

This is what a ground display looks like from behind when it has been set off.  Lots of noise, smoke and light. 

You can make your own fireworks on the computer screen.  Click on this LINK and you will go to a fun page to set off your own fireworks.  Turn on your speakers so you can hear them shoot off too.

Have a wonderful day my raviolis.  You are all my holiday firecrackers!!! Grandma-ma

1 comment:

Doris Sturm said...

Oh, yes, I love fireworks, but didn't go see one this year, but I watched some on video and imagined ;-)

Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!