July 4th Memories from Marlo Thomas

Filed under: Holidays, Celeb Parents, Celeb News & Interviews

"When I was growing up you were allowed to have fireworks in your own backyard. And at my house we always had fireworks on the 4th of July."

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.