With it recently being 4th of July and Independence Day over in the USA where they celebrate at night with firecrackers, it got me thinking about when I was a kid and we used to have ‘Cracker Night’. I was quite young so the memories are dim but they are there! I do recall a gathering of neighbours out on front footpaths of our street creating a real sense of community, excitement, and so much fun! I also remember some of the more mischievous kids causing havoc by blowing up letterboxes! It was these nostalgic thoughts that have prompted another I REMEMBER WHEN post from me for this week.
For any young child growing up in the suburbs of 1950’s, 1960s & 1970s Australia (late 1960’s & 1970’s for me), Cracker Night was right up there with your birthday, Easter, Christmas and for us Brisbane folk – the Ekka. It was something you saved your pocket-money for and very much looked forward to. It was a night of Skyrockets, Bungers, Po-hahs, Thunders, Tom Thumbs, Ball-shooters, Throwdowns, Roman candles, Blazing Parachutes, Catherine wheels and more.
Do you remember cracker night? Care to share some memories of how you used to celebrate the night? Join in the nostalgia!
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