Getting Into The Spirit Of Christmas

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Mortgage and Lending with George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages Connecticut NMLS #65149

Talk about Getting Into The Spirit Of Christmas.  These houses are about a mile from me on Sand Hill Road In Middletown.  They are side by side, and have gone decorated their homes to the hilt.  There is a constant stream of cars going by every evening to see these houses, and they are also collecting food for those that are in need at this time of the year.

I hope you enjoy the pictures, but they don't do the real thing justise.  These house light up the whole neighborhood and can even be seen from Rt 9.

MERRY CHRISTMAS 

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George Souto is a Loan Officer who can assist you with all your FHA, CHFA, and Conventional mortgage needs in Connecticut. George resides in Middlesex County which includes Middletown, Middlefield, Durham, Cromwell, Portland, Higganum, Haddam, East Haddam, Chester, Deep River, and Essex. George can be contacted at (860) 573-1308, gsouto@mccuemortgage.com, or visit my McCue Mortgage Homepage.

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Rainmaker
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Al & Peggy Cunningham Brokers, Brampton Ontario Homes For Sale 905-450-5500
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Just love this sort of thing George! Wish we knew how to decorate like that! Hope your Christmas was Merry and the rest of your holidays are happy!

Dec 25, 2010 09:33 PM #3
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Peggy Dowcett
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I love all the Christmas lights, it is  great to see how much people get involved into decorating their homes. Thanks for sharing and happy holidays to you and your family.

Dec 25, 2010 10:12 PM #4
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Joan Whitebook
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I love the Christmas lights.  I drove around my neighborhood the other night and really enjoyed seeing all the creativity.  Hope you had a great Christmas!

Dec 25, 2010 11:05 PM #5
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Bill Gassett
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George I would have to say that is going all out! Hope you had a great day.

Dec 26, 2010 08:18 AM #6
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I just stopped by to say that I hope you had a Merry Christmas yesterday with lots of fun and food with family and friends.

Dec 26, 2010 02:44 PM #7
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Jen Bowman
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I love Christmas lights! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas George!

Dec 26, 2010 07:46 PM #8
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Judi K Barrett
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George, What's really wonderful is that these folks created an attraction to bring people to them and then they are collecting food for those that need it.  Maybe they did the lights to help the donations??  Wonderful!  Thank you so much for sharing. 

Dec 26, 2010 08:09 PM #9
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Rick Cignoli
Norcom Mortgage - Watertown, CT
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Geaorge ... I Like the idea of collecting for the Food Bank. I'll suggest it next year when we "Light Up Watertown."

Dec 26, 2010 08:15 PM #10
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Valerie, nope no music just lots and lots of lights.

Jeff I hope you had a great Christmas as well.

Al and Peggy, yes Christmas was Merry, and I am hoping that the New Year will be a happy one.

Peggy these people go all the way with the decorating ......... Merry Christmas

Joan thank you.  Yes Christmas was great.

Bill, this almost adds a new meaning to all out ........ LOL,  But they got a lot of food donated by doing this.

Russel thank you and I hope you and your family had a special day as well.

Jen, yes I enjoyed Christmas, and I think that I saw in the news that you guys had a little bit of the white stuff down there :)

Judi, I am sure that, that was in their thinking when they did this and they have gotten a lot of good results.

Rick they had a steady stream of cars going by all the time and many of them were stopping with food for the bins that they had outside.

Dec 26, 2010 08:26 PM #11
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Ann Hayden
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George,

I love looking at all the lights....so pretty!

Merry Christmas!

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Dec 26, 2010 10:37 PM #12
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Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT
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George,

I have a house, across the street from me, that has it decorated and lit up in the evening.  We don't need street lights!  Hope your Christmas was the best, ever!

Happy New Year!

 

Dec 27, 2010 11:05 AM #13
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That's a lot of effort to get more traffic.. to collect more food... I am impressed by the effort. Just popped back in to wish you a Happy New Year!

Dec 28, 2010 09:33 PM #14
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Nick T Pappas
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George, I really like it when a family goes all out with the decorations...go Griswalds!!!

By the way I think you had a little too much egg nog before you snapped that bottom left photo :)

Dec 29, 2010 10:28 PM #15
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Ann, I enjoy looking at them too.

Frances no street lights needed on this street either :)

Judi they put a lot of effort into this, but I think that it paid off because they did collect a lot of food.

Nick glad you reminded me about the egg nog, I need to go have a glass :)

Dec 29, 2010 10:39 PM #16
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William James Walton Sr.
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George,

I didn't know that Middletown had its own version of Frisbee Circle in Wolcott. That's cool. Now, if every town in CT could do something like that...

Dec 29, 2010 11:05 PM #17
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George, thanks for sharing these christmas lights It is amazing how families will go all out and decorate. We have a few in our area too. I thinks the bins to collect food for the needy was a neighborly gesture and so beneficial in times like these. The clock is tick and we will be soon say farewell to 2010 and welcoming in 2011.

may good health always follow you
may this year bring you much pleasure
may you build memories to treasure
and may 2011 be the best year you ever had.

Dec 31, 2010 01:15 AM #18
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Gail Robinson
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George - Just wanted to wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2011!

Dec 31, 2010 01:09 PM #19
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Thank you so much for coming by my blog post. Tonight we ring in the New Year 2011 and I just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy New Year.  Hope 2011 is tremendously properous for you!

Judi Barrett in Southeast Oklahoma

Dec 31, 2010 05:26 PM #20
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George, I'm just dropping back by to wish you a Happy New Year.  It's a little after nine here and I'm trying to finish up a couple of things.  Hope 2011 is a great year for all.

Dec 31, 2010 10:10 PM #21
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William yes it would be nice if everyone got into the spirit of the season.

Kathleen, thank you and I hope that 2011 is one of your best years as well.

Gail, thank you and I wish the same for you and your husband :)

Judi, 2011 is already starting off on the right foot for me, and I hope that it starts off with a bang for every one else as well.

Nick, thank you for stopping by.  I hope that 2011 is a special year for you my friend!!!

Jan 01, 2011 06:13 PM #22
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