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RE: holiday decorating

Too bad y'all missed the tacky redneck mis-matched Nativity scene w/ the
great big satellite dish (also dilapidated) right through the middle of
it. Bubbaville at it's finest. I've got a picture of it somewhere. I had
to look at that for two months! If Jeff Foxworthy ever runs out of
material, he can come sit on my porch for a few hours - no problem!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: kmrsy@comcast.net
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 13 Oct 2003 14:46:41 +0000

>Oh my! Griswalds is right!
>> 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...
>> Donna
>> > 
>> > Huh? Tomorrow is Thanksgiving??? Kitty...have you been into the
>> catnip?
>> > 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
>> both
>> > Halloween and Christmas...our little town usually has a contest for
>> each
>> > 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
>> up
>> > 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
>> is
>> > 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
>> who
>> > 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
>> popcorn
>> > balls. She also mails them to kids in the service so they won't miss
>> out
>> > while they are away from home. And you should see Christmas
>> here...it's
>> > 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
>> this
>> > week and will need something fun to do after school.
>> > 
>> > 
>> > Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
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Kemp TX/zone 8A


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