BURLINGTON STREET CHRISTMAS BLOCK PARTY
taken on December 11, 2004 being on a Saturday. My bride is
the driving force for the majority of the outside yard decor and inside for
the holidays, whereas I do the brawn stuff and she does the artistic and
intellectual stuff. The pixs taken were archived from a back-up CD and
finally got around to web publishing them. Back in 2004, I had a
webpage called Porter Family Pictures
that our son Bill Jr., had a sub folder for the pictures on his website
Sometime around 2007 or so with the help of Bill, we got my own website
www.portercalls.com up and running when I started making custom
turkey box calls.
We continued the outside parties until 2006 when my bride
aka Joyce had a massive brainstem stroke and she has made an excellent
recovery considering that type of stroke normally leaves a person dead
and/or in a vegetative state. With our Lords help, she has come a long
way. I still put up our
Christmas yard decor and since 2006 have
cut back about 1/3 or more on the amount of decorations, lights, blow-up
figures, etc. but we still have it looking very nice and festive!
On the thumbnail pixs, click on them for a larger screen view. The
identification of the pixs will be displayed in your internet browser bar
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PORTER HOME YARD DECOR
Click on the below thumbnail pixs for a larger screen view:
Below pix of a 12 feet tall snowman....used this one for about 10 years
before the blower motor went out and manufacturer doesn't have any
replacements and/or parts. My brother Allen Porter in the pix for size
comparison. This was one of my bride's favorite Christmas yard decor.
VISITORS AT THE PORTER HOME
HILDRETH OUTSIDE DECOR
Johnny Hildreth with the aid of family help, would start on his Christmas
decorations in the middle of November if memory is correct and have the
larger portion of their decorations up and tested out. Johnny had a
self-contained steel fire pit behind their refreshment area that was a
comfort during the cold weather. As evidenced by the folks wrapped up,
it was cold! Our good friend and neighbor Johnny Hildreth passed away
in 2009 and we sure do miss him. I have plenty of pictures of Johnny
through out this website.
DEESE OUTSIDE DECOR
Tim and Joyce Deese as the Hildreths, had plenty of Christmas lights
going. Joyce Deese made the wood cutouts displayed in the life-size
manger scene above.
Our Burlington Street Block Party 2004 had an excellent turn out and the
weather was very cold but no rain to keep folks inside. A couple of
years, we had well over 100 people attending and everyone really enjoyed the
ole timey Christmas atmosphere and hospitality. As stated earlier,
these pictures were archived and finally got them out and created this page.
Several of the visitors, family and friends; e.g., Johnny Hildreth, Ann & Bill
Porter aka my Mom and Pop, Hardin Martin and his Wife, Evelyn Riddle, Jerry
Cassidy and one of his son-in-laws have passed away since then and
"Time waits for no one" and I try
to live each day the best that I can!
We live in a very dynamic and changing world, but God is forever the
same. Click on this
hyperlink for a few KJV Bible Scriptures
about God Being The Same.
Web published by Bill aka Mickey Porter on 10-12-16.