Jay Beacham I’m just watching the Capital 4th on PBS. They just finished the 1812 overture. The Cannon salute was great and now the fife corp. This am I was at a small cannon firing celebration. On the third shot the cannon blew up. Incredibly no one was hurt as metal and wood splinters flew in all directions. Tyler Hunt’s car stopped the back of the cannon which went through a tail light and lodged behind it.The cannon affair: well our guardian angels kept us all safe. It wasn’t our time to die and aren’t we blessed that we don’t have wars raging here at home?