Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Nancy Wilkinson, famous in Decatur for her holiday home decorations, says a young woman swiped a life-sized skeleton off her front porch Monday. Last month somebody took an Abraham Lincoln cutout. Now she's rethinking her decorating plans.
Nancy Wilkinson says grinches are stealing her holiday decorations--and her good spirits. Wilkinson, known around Decatur for going all out to decorate her house on Adair Street for Halloween, Christmas and other holidays, said a young woman stole a life-sized medical skeleton Monday afternoon. "This was bold," she said in an email. "The woman pulled into our driveway and ran up on the porch. Susan (her partner) saw her come up and was heading for the door when she saw the woman dash down the stairs with the skeleton. She banged on the windows and yelled, but the thief kept moving. Shoved the skeleton into the car and took off." Last month, she put a cut-out of Abraham Lincoln in front of the house for Abe's Feb. 12 birthday along with a …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I have the antidote to commercialism . . . Do you? Share a cultural tradition. Does your family have a blend of religions or cultures? Or do you skip religion and go straight to Festivus?
My daughter came home from kindergarten very upset. She wanted to know why we didn’t have a Menorah. There was a simple answer to why. Instead of answering her, I asked a new question. “Do you want to get a Menorah?” She did. Her best friend went to Hebrew school on Saturdays. Her best friend had a Menorah and a Christmas tree. Both. I love religion, and I’m only Grinchy about one holiday. Learning about other religious traditions is probably a good fit for my family. We’ve celebrated Eid (the feasting after Ramadan) and Newroz (Kurdish New Year’s). We eat Mexican tamales and Jamaican Christmas cake during the holidays. We’ve celebrated Chinese New Year’s and have been to traditional Korean and Indian weddings. You haven’t been to a …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Here are some headlines from Tuesday, November 29.
Decatur Tour of Homes. New Leader at Galloway School. East Atlanta Principal Honored. Dunwoody Woman Claims Affair With Cain.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Holiday decorations started going up this weekend in Decatur.
Halloween just ended and Thanksgiving is weeks away, but Christmas decorations are already appearing in Decatur. Expect Easter decorations in January.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
"God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December." — J.M. Barrie
My sisters and I take the same photo in front of the Christmas tree each year. The only differences through the years are our ages and our attire. As kids, we wore our pajamas and huddled in front of the tree. Now we try to take our familiar group photo, but we're interrupted by our own kids trying to squeeze into the picture. They are eager to join us despite the piles of recently opened toys. Somewhere in all the excitement of the holidays even new toys can be forgotten. One Christmas long ago, well after gifts were opened and wrapping paper thrown away, my mother stood up during of dinner. "I've forgotten one," she said and disappeared upstairs in a hurry. We were curious about her sudden panic and exuberance. "Come into the …