Every fourth of July my brother and I celebrate with our parents at their house by setting off fireworks in the backyard. My mother is a rooster enthusiast, so at our 2000 celebration, she saved all the rooster fireworks, along with a few others, on an outside windowsill. In 2001 she added a few more. In 2002, no additions were made to the collection, since rain prevented our usual festivities. This is what the windowsill looks like now.