I have this fascination with holiday lights. In fact, I usually do lights for not only Christmas, but Valentines Day (President's Day), St. Patrick's Day, Easter, 4th of July (Pioneer Day - State Holiday), Halloween, and Thanksgiving. Even during Christmas, I swap out my nativity scene on the front porch with a New Year's theme for a variation. On top of the holidays, I've also been known to put up lights for the Olympics, and occasionally, I even set up a lighted "U" for the University of Utah vs BYU Football Game. Definitely on the obsessive side, but fun nevertheless. This love affair, really started with the Christmas after my father died in 1976 (see related post). He usually put up some lights, although not very extensive. However in that Christmas following his death, I realized as a young 10 year old boy that if I didn't do it, that they might not get done that year. Those early years were far from a spectacular spectacle, but they did add color to the holidays. I also didn't understand too much about electrical loads and it is a wonder the house didn't burn down!
|Cathy and I owned the house next door to the family home at|
830 N 1500 W, which is really where the obsession started
|Denny and Linda McKone's House|
Christmas decorations that people gave me for my backyard. One of those items are the old Christmas wreaths from Bountiful, UT. Needless to say, they are beautiful but not very power efficient.
|Christmas Wreaths purchased Surplus from Bountiful City|
by my friend, Fred Ross
|Dennis and Linda McKone's Home - We watch each other's|
Fireworks on the 4th of July
|Annual 4th of July Ice Cream Social and Fireworks|