Did They Really Find A Grenade In Schenectady?
What? Is this possible? I heard about this coming home from the Taste Of Country Music Festival but I wondered what ever happened. Here's the explosive scoop!
Thankfully, there was no explosion at all. According to the Times Union.com a woman found something that could possibly have been a grenade while she was cleaning her house in Schenectady.
They actually closed off part of Eastern Parkway while the bomb squad came in and determined that it was a grenade, but not a live one. They destroyed it apparently.
It turns out that the woman's husband was in the military and must have had this as a keepsake of sorts.
Thank God it wasn't an active one.
It brought me back my days as a kid. My father was in the Army during WWII. He had a samurai sword hanging up in his office and other memorabilia from those times, including bullets. I guess sometimes you can't let go. (But I damn sure would have let go of a grenade!)
It makes you realize what people responding to calls like this could possibly face. We should thank these responders every day for their service in the Capital Region and elsewhere.