Please won't you be my neighbor?  

angelofmercy5 59F
12148 posts
11/22/2005 8:31 pm

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Please won't you be my neighbor?

Today I put up my annual Christmas village. I have collected the items for 20 years now, and each one has a story. My husband was in the military for 23 years and we moved overseas every 3 years or so. So we never "owned" a house until he retired. So there is one house in the village that my girls and I would fantasize about being ours. And since we moved so much, we added a moving van, moving men, and when we bought our first home, we added a For Sale sign with SOLD on it. When I became a nurse, my family bought a hospital for the village. When our first grandson was born, they bought a daycare center.

Today after I put up the takes almost an entire day to do it....and lit it up, I sat down on the stool and just looked at it. We have people shopping, people at the train station. Theres an ice skating rink, a roller rink, a barn dance going on, and of course the quaint houses. Theres even a McDonald's, Starbucks, and a Krispy Creme. There are firemen, children playing, and even a cat stuck up in a tree.

So, today, while looking at the village and all the lights, and moving people, I thought how nice it would be to live in that village. Everyone looks busy, but happy. So, I am inviting all of you to come live in my "neighborhood". Won't you be my neighbor?

rm_BodyFreaks 57M/56F
9 posts
11/22/2005 9:31 pm

This is fabulous!
I know someone who has a christmas village she sets up every year anad it looks amazing to see.
I'll be your neighbour.

amb_lily 40F

11/22/2005 9:47 pm

What a great xmas tradition! Feeling inspired and thinking I'll take my lil men to go buy our "first house"...

angelofmercy5 59F
17881 posts
11/24/2005 3:46 pm

Polly, you are a very welcome neighbor! Anytime you can get here you can live in my "village". And I promise it will be a refuge.

Amb Lily....that is so cool. You will have to let me know what you get. It is a tradition that you will never regret. Last night when my grandson came over and saw the village he let out a scream of delight that lightened my heart in a way that nothing else could have.

Bodyfreaks....what can I say but woohoo! Its great to have you as a neighbor.

Happy Holidays! matter how you celebrate!

angelofmercy5 59F
17881 posts
11/30/2005 6:50 am

Thanks Fly...and Merry Christmas to yours also. Come on down and visit if you can.

CantonOhCouple 60M/60F
553 posts
11/30/2005 7:44 pm

You should post a picture of your village! We'd love to be your neighbor.

Hugs from CantonOhCouple

angelofmercy5 59F
17881 posts
12/1/2005 12:42 pm

Cantonohcouple, you are more my neighbor than you realize......I grew up in Akron Ohio. I will get my husband to take a picture and post it here. Thats a good idea! And I would love you to be my neighbor too!

rm_goddess1946 106F
13518 posts
12/1/2005 9:36 pm

I LOVE THAT! would be my glorious delight
to be your neighbor..Just don't call me Mrs. Rodgers {=}

Would also love it if you posted a photo of your Village!

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

rm_unlistedone 65M
2718 posts
12/2/2005 6:29 am

Angel, this is a wonderful tradition you have. We have one also... but nothing quite like yours.

New to your blog. But if you don't mind... I would like to stop by more often. (You're just a neighbor up the road from me!)

Have a great holiday! unlisted one

ps. Polly, I'm going to light a candle in your honor this Christmas. Just in case you haven't noticed, you are a very special person to me. warmest hugs, unlisted

sleeplessknight1 68M

12/16/2005 12:41 am

the village of blogland.....
but prefer your village......
sounds more neighbourly...

angelofmercy5 59F
17881 posts
1/17/2006 7:59 pm

Sleeplessnight...welcome to my village. Anytime.

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