Saturday, October 10, 2009

It's a Family Tradition

A sweet gentleman passed on almost two years ago. He was loved by people who never knew him. The local newspapers put in a beautiful article about him.

For over 50 years he would decorate his house for the major holidays, adding to his decorations each year. People would come from miles away to see his handiwork. Of course, Halloween was special. His family said they would get "about 1,000 trick-or-treaters. One Halloween, they said, a wedding party stopped to take pictures in front of the house." The neighbors caught the spirit and started decorating their house, too.

Like everyone else, as Halloween grew close we would drive by after dark so our children could see the lighted characters.

Everyone wondered if the decorating would stop when he left, but the family has carried on his work to bring joy to everyone who passes by.

Spread a little happiness.

Quote in second paragraph is from a photocopy of the original news clipping; undated and newspaper unknown.

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I stopped at the Italian bakery today for a small treat, no baking this weekend. And I have lots of meals tucked in the freezer, portioned in single servings (well, single servings with double helpings.) Today was for errands, tomorrow is for staying inside and getting some sewing done.


My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Well, that is just about the sweetest thing I have ever seen. How nice that they keep it going. And what a lovely, kind gentleman he must have been. What a lucky family to have had him...

I enjoyed those pictures and that story so much.
Thank you for sharing it with us.

More Later,

country girl said...

What a nice story!