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Longing for the good old days
I wish to express my appreciation to all the neighbors who set off fireworks in the vicinity of Lihu‘e Gardens Elderly housing on Jerves Street where I, and other kupuna and folks with disabilities, reside.
I say this because the constant bombardment, and the extraordinary level of noise and smoke we endured, gave us more compassion for the shock and suffering that the people in the Ukraine are experiencing.
I remember once reading that very loud, sudden noises can precipitate a heart attack in someone with cardiac disease. I thought of that each time a “bomb” made me jump out of my skin.
A neighbor had an asthma attack caused by the level of smoke surrounding our homes, even though all the residents here had their windows closed and stayed locked inside.
A friend of mine, who lives in senior housing in Kalaheo, told me that the noise level surrounding Hale Kupuna Housing was also exceptionally awful.
But it’s good to know that so many Kaua‘i residents have so much money they can literally burn it as they light their fireworks! When I was a kid my parents, and all our neighbors, would simply bang pots and pans at midnight to make the noise to chase the bad spirits away. Ah! The good old days!
Judy Xenofos, Lihu‘e
That sound like a good idea.
In my neighborhood it was the same. Noise, noise, noise!
My dogs threaten to leave home. Because of all the bombs and fireworks neighbors blow off.
Yeah the good old days would be fine! (If only)
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