CHRISTMAS 2003 AND STREET BLOCK PARTY
following archived pixs were taken during the month of December, 2003
documenting our annual Christmas Eve family party and also our Burlington
Street Block Party which might have been the first one the Porter, Hildreth
and Deese families hosted. Our last block party was
Christmas 2006 due to members with serious and life threatening
Sometime back, while going through old
CDs and DVDs of pictures taken, I created a folder for the Christmas 2003
pixs and placed the
aforementioned pictures in it for later web publishing.
start with some of my bride's Christmas decor of which she handcrafted many
of the items and will thumbnail most of the
pixs, therefore click on them for a larger screen view. I currently do
much better on sticking to a standard picture format size and try not to
resize them but as with most things, there is a learning curve!
MY BRIDE'S INSIDE CHRISTMAS DECOR
Below pix of the decorated Christmas tree before being surrounded with
BURLINGTON STREET BLOCK PARTY
My bride aka Mrs. Santa Claus with some refreshments. This was our
first year for the Burlington Street Block Party and it rapidly grew to over
100 visitors who came by for refreshments and enjoy the Christmas Street
decorations. As evidenced by the small number of pixs taken, I didn't
do too much camera work at all because there were definitely more that came
PORTER HOME OUTSIDE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND DECOR
I cut out the Santa Claus and other wood decor and my bride did the artistic
stuff with the paint brush; I do the brawn and she does the artistic and
The Star of David above the Peace On Earth Angels is about forty (40) feet
off the ground and the Cross in the background is also about that height,
however the Cross is down hill a good ways and you don't get the same
perspective of the height from the top of the hill view. Each leg of the Star of David is 10 feet in
length and fabricated it out of 1/2" EMT and welded the frame and added the
lights. I used one of my own patented Hunter's Dream foot climber
to get the Star of David up the tree after I bolted a metal bracket to the
tree to support it. My bride was the ground person who assisted with
the pull-up rope and keeping it from rotating while it was hoisted up the
large pine tree.
CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY
Looks like we had a pretty good spread of vittles going there and see a pot
of Chicken n
baked ham and all sorts of goodies!
Above pix of our Pop....he passed away on August 10, 2007 and our Mom passed
away on May 1, 2011 and they both are greatly missed. They tried to be
present at all of our annual events and we shared much quality time together.
Mom's fried rabbit and
gravy with rice and biscuits was one of my favorite meals and it
was definitely Pop's favorite.
CHRISTMAS EVE EXCHANGING GIFTS
The young kids are the wonderful part of Christmas, watching all the
excitement they have while opening gifts being full of life, energy,
enthusiasm of which they
rip into the wrappings without much finesse to see what is inside the
CHRISTMAS DAY 2003
Well, the Porter home survived another Christmas and looking forward to
many, many more, The Lord willing of course!
With Christmas 2016 rapidly approaching, it is hard to grasp just how fast time
is going by, but time is constant in speed and duration. Both Travis and Trevor are
adults now in their
early twenties but it seems like only yesterday in my
they will small "rug rats".......time waits for no one.
Each Christmas, my bride and myself inject both Christian and secular
elements into our Christmas decorations, for
without Christ there would be no Christmas
"Jesus is the reason for the season."
Web published by Bill aka Mickey Porter on 10-09-16.