I just got back from a walk through the neighborhood. As I crossed 95th St. into North Beverly, I was passed by fire trucks with lights and sirens on. A little while later, I found their destination - a house fire on Bell near 92nd Place. Helluva way for the residents of that house to end the year. My sympathy to them, with a wish that no one suffered serious injuries.
On my walk south, I saw the start of a few private fireworks shows. Wishing everyone a fun New Year's Eve, with a safe trip home, and a good start to 2012. I sure hope that it's a better year than the dismal reality that was 2011. Cheers!