Sunday, December 5, 2010

Advent Calendar; Day 5: Outdoor Decorations

Did people in your neighborhood decorate with lights? Did some people really go “all out” when decorating? Any stories involving your ancestors and decorations?

Wow, Here it is day five and I have only written one post on this theme, I will try to do better...

Most of the houses in our neighborhood never had Christmas lights outside. I do remember one Christmas Eve when my family piled into my Dad's Oldsmobile and we were taken down a street in Oakland, in which every house was lit up for Christmas. The line of cars to pass was so long, and everyone drove slow down the block, so as to not miss any of the decorations. I am not sure the name of the street, but I still remember my excitement at seeing all of the decorations.


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  2. I grew up in a small town in Ohio. Some of the homes were decorated outside but not many. I remember a year or two when our family went to a nearby large city and drove down some of the streets where the homes had lots of lights, both inside and out. Fun memory. Thanks for sharing.