Chilly Fourth of July
When I was a boy, we lived in Chicago. Since it was illegal to shoot off any fireworks (and I do mean any) inside the city limits, we usually went to a nearby park to watch an official fireworks display on the Fourth.
When I was 7, the low temperature the night of the Fourth of July was 40 degrees. Our mother made me and my two younger sisters put on our heavy winter coats before we could leave the house to go and watch the fireworks at the park. LAURENCE GRAY North Little Rock