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David Melson

Picturing the Past 40: Christmas at Dr. Rogers'

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2009, at 7:12 AM
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  • As I remember it Dr. Rogers may have been the first in town to put up a display for Christmas and that may have been the start of other people doing likewise. Anyway, it was a treat to get to ride by Dr. Rogers house at Christmas time and view and listen to his display

    He had the perfect place for viewing as he was up on a hill. I also seem to remember that Dr. Rogers had woodworking as a hobby in those days.

    -- Posted by leeiii on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 9:55 AM
  • That sure brings back memories. We had family from Columbia that would sometimes come here and we would load up everybody, sometimes two or three car loads and go see Dr. Roger's house.

    -- Posted by MyMrMarty on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 10:34 AM
  • Nice memories :>)

    -- Posted by Dianatn on Tue, Dec 22, 2009, at 2:34 PM
  • Another pleasant memory David, thank you. I remember Dad and Mom loading us up in the car to drive around looking at all the lights and decorations. Dr. Rogers home and others in that area were the highlight of the trip each year. I still think of those days when I hang my own lights for the Christmas season.

    -- Posted by Tim Lokey on Thu, Dec 24, 2009, at 11:46 PM
  • Thanks for the memory. I remember my mother taking me when I was very small, the late 70's & she told me that she had heard this would be the last year that the display was up???? I had forgotten, but after the story & can almost remember that entire evening...we even went for burgers at Burger Chef afterwards.

    -- Posted by MS fighter on Mon, Dec 28, 2009, at 9:35 AM
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