They were a tradition when we were kids.  We lit them up before the fireworks display began.  Just one more fun way to celebrate America's birthday.  But with al the new laws and safety concerns are sparklers still available here in Massachusetts? 

They still make them and sell them online.  I am sure you could also find them in Rhode Island, where the sale of some types of fireworks is still legal.  The packages you see in the photo above were sent to us by Jason Derulo to celebrate hit current hit "The Other Side."  One of the lines in the song says "Sparks fly like the fourth of July."  

Well regardless, I am gong to relive the old tradition tonight and light those things up.  Make some sparks fly on the 4th of July.