Photos By John Hoff
One of the "pond people" had an old, dried up Christmas tree in her back yard, and many times there had been talk of burning the tree during frequent backyard social gatherings where good-quality booze is consumed in prudent moderation and discussion inevitably turns to improving the livability of our neighborhood.
However, the tree was...
...not dry enough to burn as well as it should, and not brittle enough to break apart easily. At some point an idea got floated: why don't we burn it on the Fourth of July?
So right after a huge volley of rockets from the neighbors, JACC Chairman Kip Browne decided it was time for the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree...in July.
The flames, as you can see, leaped quite high in the air. This photo only captures about half of the pillar of fire. I'm surprised Kip Browne still has eyebrows.
We were all, like, TOP THAT WITH YOUR LITTLE ROCKETS!!!!
FLAMES FIFTEEN FEET HIGH, BABY!!!!