Saturday, December 30, 2017

Anonymous Neighbor Shames Grieving Family for Not Putting Up Christmas Decorations Immediately After Their Mother Died

The people who live on Shady Glen Avenue in Vacaville, CA, are apparently required to decorate their homes with Christmas decorations. The neighborhood is temporarily renamed Lollipop Lane and visitors clog up the street in order to check out gaudy lights and blow-up spectacles.

One of the residents who lives on Lollipop Lane neglected to decorate their yard this year. She got their priorities out of whack and instead focused on caring for and grieving over her dying mother.

Because of this, she received a nasty letter from some anonymous neighbor:
THE SCROOGES AMONG US!

To live on Lollipop Lane & Candy Cane Lane is an honor and a privilege.

The honor, privilege and the huge responsibility of decorating the houses is a decades old tradition that the residents of Candy Cane Lane and Lollipop Lanes take very seriously.

A tradition the entire city of Vacaville & surrounding communities love and have enjoyed for decades.

It is completely unacceptable to NOT decorate a house for Christmas if you live on Candy Cane Lane or Lollipop Lane.

Those that will not respect this long standing tradition to decorate their house on Candy Cane Lane and Lollipop Lane should not be living on these special streets.

It is extremely disrespectful, rude and selfish to not decorate a house on these two special and unique streets for the holidays. And tens of thousands of people wish all the Scrooges would not destroy our cities (sic) traditions for their own selfish reasons.
According to this article, the grieving family is already planning for next year's outdoor Christmas decorations.

Which is more than I would do. I already dislike decorating indoors for Christmas. It's a lot of work for a short amount of time. I'm busy. And I'm just going to have to box everything back up in a few weeks. So decorating outside is out of the picture!

I'm passive-aggressive enough that I would have gladly used that anonymous letter to justify my official lifelong retirement from outside decorating over the holidays!

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