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July 3, 2013

Rural Claremore family’s July 4th traditions include fireworks, food

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“We rarely know what Doug’s going to do for the finale, but that year, we planned one in honor of Uncle B,” Chuck Scott said. “We wanted it to be special — something he would have enjoyed — so we used more noise-makers and firecrackers; those were his favorite. He didn’t mind the ‘sparkly’ fireworks, but he particularly liked things that made a lot of noise — the more noise, the better for him. He was happy that our shows would get bigger and louder every year.”
“His favorites were the firecrackers and Saturn Missiles,” LeAnn Scott added. “Some years, he’d even help us to light them. I know he’d be happy we’re continuing a tradition he helped us start.”
Chuck concurred.
“It was Uncle B who got us started. It began as a small fireworks show, but it’s grown into so much more now — it’s a very extended family reunion that happens to include fireworks,” he said. “It didn’t take long for us all to get as excited about seeing everyone as we were about the fireworks. They (the fireworks) are great, but they’re just an excuse for us to get together, and see everyone — to fellowship, to make memories. Everyone should do this.”

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