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RE: holiday decorating

I thought the same thing Melody--- what is Kitty talking about
Thanksgiving?!? Figured she was on her feet too much this weekend LOL!

Nice to hear about a town that still enjoys the holidays... a few folks
here decorate for X-mas, but not much for Halloween. The town puts on a
night at the local park... free hot dogs and hot cocoa with a bonfire
and hayride. (Yes, I am the one passing out the hot dogs)

Seems fall is always so busy for me, never get the Halloween decorations
out of the basement....

But X-mas here is the Griswalds.... no doubt about it....:) Had to
install extra circuits and plugs just for the holiday. We have lights
and animated everything in the front lawn.... 

Inside is no better, as a collector of D56 houses, we have a village,
make a forest in the front bay window (like 12 trees crammed in there)
and have tons of animated stuff also... just bought a new snowman... he
is five feet tall, motion sensor, so as you walk by him, he sings (mouth
opens, head turns) and dances (whole body moves).. looks like a person
in a costume.

Now to get the house cleaned and the yard ready for winter so I can
start on stuff is another matter...


> Huh? Tomorrow is Thanksgiving??? Kitty...have you been into the
> Today is Columbus Day...you're about 5 weeks early for the other. LOL!
> Unless you have one of those families that celebrates holidays on it's
> own schedule?????
> re: holiday decorating...it is something we get into really big for
> Halloween and Christmas...our little town usually has a contest for
> holiday to see who can put up the best display. Plus we have one lady
> who believes in decorating for the fall/winter holidays like she is
> related to the Griswalds from the Vacation movies...matter of fact,
> around this time of year, that is how her place is referred to by
> everyone in town, as in "You wanna go see what the Griswalds have put
> now??" My husband and kids and I love to decorate for halloween...we
> have a 10 foot wide spider web that we cover in glow in the dark
> webbing, complete with giant spiders; a graveyard with bones, spooky
> music, and lots & lots of other stuff. And Trick or Treat in our town
> a hoot!!!! Even the parents dress up in costume to go with their kids
> and a few of the homeowners have little mini-haunted yards with cool
> visual and sound effects and scary things...We have a neighbor lady
> has been making popcorn balls for about 40 years and the kids who are
> now adults with kids and grandkids of their own make it a special
> highlight of the holiday to stop at MaryRose's and collect their
> balls. She also mails them to kids in the service so they won't miss
> while they are away from home. And you should see Christmas
> amazing!
> We're going to get started on our Halloween decorating this week, as a
> way for the kids to relax after school each day as they have
> standardized testing (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) all day every day
> week and will need something fun to do after school.
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

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