Christmas 2000

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Our Christmas 2000 Holiday was broken down into three separate events.  The first, being the Christmas lights were up and running on December 9, 2000, whereas Pat and Johnny Hildreth had one of Santa Claus helpers aka Buck Morton come by and talk to the kids finding out what they wanted for Christmas.  Johnny built a storage building and had a front porch on it and it was the perfect place for Santa's helper to set up shop.  The second was The Porter family Christmas Eve Dinner.  The third event was lunch at Mary Lou and George Hodge's home in Lilesville, NC on Christmas Day.

SANTA CLAUS HELPER AT THE HILDRETHS

There were a good many kids that showed up for the event but I only took a couple pixs.

Johnny and Pat had their place well lit up and below a few pixs:

HILDRETH CHRISTMAS OUTSIDE DECOR

I don't believe we had started the Burlington Street Christmas Block Party yet.  The reason I am guessing, is because the archived pixs taken in December 2000 are just now being uploaded on October 12, 2016.

PORTER'S CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER 

It is customary for the Porter family to have a Christmas Eve dinner at our home inviting our family members and those attending this year were: Laura, Keith, Travis and Trevor Huneycutt, Lisa Vanderburg, Rose and Vondale Tucker, Wink and Rachel Myers, Bill and Ann Porter aka Mom and Pop, My bride Joyce and yours truly Mickey Porter. 

The evening menu consisted of:  deep fried turkey, cornbread dressing, collard greens, sweet potato soufflé, green bean casserole, potato salad, homemade buttermilk lard biscuits, cornbread, onion cheese pie, deviled eggs, sweet potatoes with marshmallow topping, crunchy tossed salad, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, pound cake and several main dishes unidentified and various other desserts.  Can you say "beautimous" out loud?

After the meal, the Huneycutt Grandboys Travis Lee and Trevor Lane was allowed to open a few Christmas gifts.

PORTER HOME INSIDE CHRISTMAS DECOR  

PORTER HOME OUTSIDE CHRISTMAS DECOR

CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH AT MARY LOU AND GEORGE HODGE HOME

We were invited to have lunch with Mary Lou and George Hodge at their home in Lilesville, NC along with Keith, Laura, Travis and Trevor Huneycutt.

While Mary Lou Hodge was getting the lunch ready, she had a basket of fresh biscuits and every so often Trevor Lane Huneycutt would go into the basket and get a biscuit.  Mary Lou must have got him out of the biscuit basket four or five times before he finally accomplished what he sat out to do. 

My bride related to me that Trevor came up to her holding his hands clasped together lifting them up to her as high as he could, opened them and said to her, "I got you a bisker" of which he never stopped going into the basket getting a biscuit out for his Nanny until he delivered one.

We had a wonderful Christmas lunch at Mary Lou and George Hodge's home and that was nearly sixteen (16) years ago.  Time waits for no one.

LEAVING ON A SPIRITUAL NOTE

I say this so many times, Two of the Greatest Ships that ever Sailed, Friendship and Fellowship."  Family and Friends make Life so worth while!

I have posted the following in a couple other places on our Christmas WebPages and it is true as ever.

With all the commercialization of our CHRISTMAS Holiday and so many attempting to get on the Political Correctness Band Wagon of not wishing to offend anyone and to me, they have no backbone and don't stand for anything that really matters and mere puppets; "Pull my little strings and I'll do anything."  Without Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, there would be no Christmas since Jesus is the Reason for the Season!   Whatever your personal Faith and Religion are, it is your choice and right;  I choose to be a Christian!  I have a lighted Star of David and a Cross elevated about 40 feet above ground to give symbolic tribute to the Christmas Season and several Angels to go along with the traditional seasonal decor.  Laus Deo "Praise be to God."

Web published by Bill aka Mickey Porter on 10-13-16.

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