Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I'd like to thank Ralph Nader ...

sparklers, originally uploaded by toyfoto.

Even though he had nothing to do with federal laws regulating the safety of children's sleepwear in the early part of the 1970s, particularly as it pertained to flamability. (Car safety was important, too.)

I'd also like to thank the state of Maine for keeping sparklers legal despite the fact that they are not always "safe."

Most of all, however, I'd like to thank Ama Linda who brought the two together. She not only saved her daughter's 70s-era night gown for the possibility that one of her grandchildren would someday get use of it again, but she also has the same love of flickering fireworks as her grandtots.


Kcoz said...

That picture of Annabel is really a good picture, the light from the sparkler reflecting off her face almost gives one the feeling they are looking at a 3-d photo. Her amazed expression gives one the feeling that she is filled with joy.

Bill/Daddy Is Tired said...

I love the picture of your daughter. With the sparklers all glowy and her expression, at first glance it looks like she's reaching for an angel (a la Tinkerbelle). Wonderful.