A message from the Founder/Moderator
- HELLO FROM THE VOID!!!
OK ok ok.... I know it's been about four years since I started this
Yahoo! Group, and three years since I checked in with the club. But
career changes, relocation, marriage, and children will cause a shift
in one's priorities. When I left the club on its own back in 2000,
there were less than 20 members; now there are 60. Bravo!
I tried to change all the appropriate emails and data for me, but it
is such a collosal SNAFU with Yahoo... they are asking me for
passwords to email addresses I haven't had since 1999!! So for
everybody's information, my email is PIJoeFlorida@....
Yes, I was the same Joe who was selling Class 1.4G fireworks on eBay
for a year at insanely low prices before I (and a couple other ardent
eBay sellers) lost an ugly battle with eBay about whether or not 1.4G
fireworks are "illegal." According to Federal Law, they are perfectly
legal for sale and usage (as per manufacturer's intention and
instruction) throughout the USA. Note, your state or municipality
may have additional restrictions, but Uncle Sam says, "light 'em off!
You're an AMERICAN, for cripe's sake!!!"
I no longer have the same access to fireworks as I did in 1999 when I
was in Missouri, living in the shadow of the Zenith Novelties factory
(Saturn Missiles, Buzz Bombs, Thunder Choppers, etc.) and near the
huge Black Cat distributor in Lone Jack, MO. But I still have some
old inventory, so if I can help you find anything, I will.
"Display fireworks" are a great hobby when enjoyed safely. You
should have heard my 4-year-old a few weeks ago when he saw his first
display firework in the driveway (a Cuckoo Fountain.) He watched with
big eyes until the sparks and whistles died down completely, then let
out a loud, laughing "WHOOOOAAAA!!!" Folks, do me these favors, and
our favorite hobby will proliferate:
1) Enjoy it, but at a reasonable hour;
2) Share it with others, but teach them SAFETY;
3) Pick up after you're done.
Don't give "them" a single reason to complain about "us," and public
perception will turn in our favor once again.
It's good to be back and see some familiar names again.