Thursday, October 30, 2008

Piccolo Pete

Since I've spent most of my life in the dry Western United States, fireworks have been banned in most places I've lived since I was a kid. So my wife and I had to go way back to remember this old favorite: the Piccolo Pete.

What brought this little blue screecher instantly back to memory? Our one-year-old daughter, who has recently demonstrated that she can emit a high-pitched noise just like a Piccolo Pete in church, in the library, in the store, or anywhere else where she can find a captive audience.

I wonder how many years she'll have this talent. It might be a good self-defense mechanism when she grows older.

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