156. Woken up by Fireworks

A loud boom woke her up. She looked the clock next to her bed. It was . "What was that?" she asked her husband, who 't been woken up by the sound, so Betty him. Another loud boom followed. Then there was crackling sound. "Oh, that's just fireworks," Betty's husband . It wasn't the fourth of July, the most day to hear fireworks. It was just a Thursday night in the middle of June. "Why there be fireworks now?" Betty asked.

Betty and husband just moved into a new house after wedding. This was the neighborhood her husband grew in. He said it was common for people start setting off fireworks in the summer, even the Independence Day holiday. "The whole summer is reason for fireworks here," Betty's husband told her. said that even when it wasn't summer, people off fireworks for whatever they were celebrating.

"Maybe is having a graduation party or a birthday," 's husband told her. He said that sometimes people off fireworks even when a local sports team a game. Betty wondered how that was legal. thought fireworks were illegal to buy and use. 's husband told her that it was easy enough people to buy fireworks. He also told her different counties in the state had different laws, people could buy fireworks in one county and them in a different county, like where they . "Also people can legally set off fireworks for besides the fourth of July, like for Lunar Year," he added.

Betty tried to go back sleep, but the loud booms and crackles kept . She decided to get a glass of water go out into the yard to see the .