A quiet July 4th
Sunday, July 05, 2020
Maybe because we had a downpour at 4:30 PM and then again around 9 PM that things were fairly quiet. During the day people were out sailing, swimming, canoeing, doing things one would do on a usual weekend day in Fort Lauderdale. The storms, while heavy, were brief and though the beaches were closed there was no stopping the evening fireworks.
I saw the fireworks in Oakland Park and Pompano and downtown by looking out my window but all in all very little noise. What was even more amazing was that after 10 PM not a firework to be seen or heard and for the first time, as far as I know now, not a single person was shot by a stray bullet fired to 'celebrate' the 4th of July! WOW! In south Florida that is unbelievable!