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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Decorating like my Grandma used to Do

H and I accidentally stumbled on this little retirement community  in Amarillo Texas one day.   They had their homes all decorated for Halloween when we were there in the fall,   We were in Amarillo yesterday so we decided to drive around and see what they had done for Christmas.  
The streets are so narrow that they don't have mail delivery or trash removal,    They have to take their trash to dumpsters located in the back of the community and pick up their mail at the boxes located in the front.   To do all this running around,  the residents use their golf carts......and some of them have some pretty fancy golf carts.    Don't you love this Cadillac!
The way they had decorated their homes reminded me so much of how my Grandma used to decorate their home for Christmas.

I can just picture my Grandma going to get her mail in this "sweet ride"

A lot of the golf carts had holders on the back  for the garbage cans.  
Most of the homes had alternate means of transportation three wheelers, 

I took a few photo's back in the fall when the flowers were still in bloom.       The residents are very active and their yards reflect it!

Here is one of the photo[s I took back in the fall when their homes were decorated for Halloween   Love the skeleton man....and the!.   I meant to do a post back then on this sweet community but never got around to it.

I think there are about 150 mobile homes in their community

When we went past this home yesterday,  there was a white haired gentleman unloading a Barbie house from his trunk....probably a Christmas present for a grand or maybe even a great grand.

 Merry Christmas!


  1. Love it! I grew up in Amarillo, so always love your posts about it. Have a Merry Christmas!

  2. It's nice for them. It's true and serious downsizing. I've wondered if I would ever go that route. As nice as it is..I really admit that I don't want to.

  3. This is so cute! My children would love to ride around in one of those golf carts.

  4. Those golf carts are Awesome! Looks like this community really gets into the spirit of the season. Thanks for sharing.


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