Guy is not my hero because he tried blowing up Parlament…which sometimes isn’t such a bad idea. He’s my hero because of the fun of celebrating Guy Fawkes day.I love Guy Fawkes day!!! When I was on my mission in England the kids would stuff an old shirt and jeans, make a face out of something and push this “Guy” around in a broken down pram (baby carriage) or wagon calling out “Penny for the Guy – - Penny for the Guy” and collect a few pennies, a six pence or a shilling.
With the collection, usually over 2 or 3 days they would then go out and buy some fireworks. Come November 5th they’d find an open field in the neighborhood and built a big bonfire. Once the fire was going well they’d throw the “Guy” on top and let off the fireworks. What fun it was! And being missionaries we were right there in the middle of it with the kids!
Guy, you rule…thanks for a great holiday – too bad we don’t celebrate it here!