View Full Version : Jeezzzzzzz, have you seen this lot?

12-23-2005, 02:13 AM

A quote from a couple of them..

Hey there, I am fifteen years old and I have a few pictures of what I do. I have been doing this since I was 10 years old. I live in Denver, Colorado. I had to "Dim Down" my lights this year because we were overloading the transformer last year. :-) Next year we will have a new service line put in, and I'm on my way to climbing up the ladder (literally) .

A long time ago I did crafts so we purchased trees for every window. Garage sales again.) Our only son and I make paper snowflakes and paper garland and decorate one tree for each window - even the garage! I bought big boxes of poinsettias at one sale and we have them line the sidewalks. Now I feel a part of the display also. Another thing my husband allows. (And yes you will all understand why I used that specific word!) He lets our little boy design our side yard and he tries to accommodate his wishes - our little guy now feels he is part of Daddy€s design. This display is definitely not the biggest or the brightest but we feel such pride when cars line up around the blocks. We have limos in line every night. We have had people get out and dance on the sidewalk and last year a letter from a lady who was alone at Christmas and spent Christmas eve in front of our home. So does the utility bill bother me. Yes. But we forego Christmas gifts to one another (not our son). The only other present my husband receives is from my family and you guessed it - a gift certificate for $50 from Menards. While I hate the time and effort it takes, and I get way too grouchy at times, I am very proud of what he accomplishes. I am proud of my Christmas light geek! Merry Christmas to All. Karen Peachee

12-23-2005, 02:40 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif ~S~ For the effort!

12-23-2005, 02:56 AM
[rant mode on]This is one of the things that really annoys me about X-mas. I wonder how many of these people really know what Christmas is about, and why it's celebrated in December, and what all of their decorations symbolize (not just the christian-oriented ones I mean). I'd hazard to say that a great many people know very little about the manipulation of the various Christian denominations over the centuries, and finally, in the last century, the manipulation and extortion by the capitalist and commercialist industries who have done nothing but promote rabid commercialism for the good of noone but their own pockets. Bah Humbug!![/rant mode off]

12-23-2005, 03:13 AM
well a lot of them are severely out of pocket doing this for the enjoyment of others and some use it to collect money for charities.it is only some festive fun lol Tooz-Scrooge-69GIAP http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif