>Woman Killed in Fireworks Mishap
>Four or five years ago, Mrs. Geezer was injured by the same type of explosive at a neighborhood fireworks party. It involved one of those ‘mortars’ that shoot a charge up into the air where it explodes in a starburst pattern. The teenagers lit it and ran away but it fell over and pointed at all of us sitting on chairs in the driveway. We were 20 yards away but when it went off, it shot the projectile at us in a millisecond. It hit Mrs. G in the shoulder, bounced off and exploded, setting the blankets on fire. It could have easily hit her in the eye.
We don’t go to amateur fireworks parties anymore.