Today I’ll share a little story about a neighbor of mine. Ron lives in a house catty-corner to me. When I moved here over 11 years ago, Ron and his wife were already in residence. I didn’t really get to know them then, but we waved at each other. We were friendly acquaintances but not really friends. My good friend Vickie next door knew them as well as most people on the block. She’s very outgoing while I’m quieter.
About 4 or 5 years ago, Ron’s wife had a heart attack and died. Ron is more like me and kind of keeps to himself. He didn’t really decorate for Christmas in the past. Last summer Vickie and I discovered Ron had a girlfriend. He started going out to cook outs and get-togethers.This fall she moved in with him. Vickie and I are happy for Ron. We see him out and about with her wearing a big smile. The day after Thanksgiving they spent the afternoon decorating the small front yard. That night it was blazing in color. A perfect symbol of a new view on life . Above photo taken at 6 PM.
It’s a cheerful display to greet me every evening this holiday season. I’m grateful.
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23 thoughts to “Ron’s Christmas Lights”
…it’s easy to find Ron’ house!
I love it when people put out decorations. It makes the neighborhood festive.
I love houses lit with lights!
Ron does it well! So festive and happy!
Me a legra por Ron y que sea feliz tiene un arbol muy lindo te mando un beso
How beautiful! We need to drive around and look at Christmas lights soon! Enjoy your week!
so do I
Love a true story with a happy ending. I’m grateful for the neighborhood Christmas lights and decorations also … we have a (not real) tree on the screen porch and a few lights but not a lot. Just a wreath on the front of the house.
have a happy holiday season!
It is not easy moving forward. I am so happy for Ron. The house looks very festive and warm.
Yes it really represents his life now.
What a nice post and lovely decor what a set up 🙂
Have a lighttastic week
My best wishes to Ron 👍
What a nice story. I have to say it looked like the place was on fire on the thumbnail at Our World.
Ron is on a new journey! The house is certainly festive. Ron has a pep in his step and I say good for him. the lights are really pretty. TFS with #aclwcc
It’s good Ron found someone to share his life with. My mom remarried at 79 not long after my dad passed. At first it was hard for me to get used to, but I am so glad she had someone special to share the next eleven years with. After that she moved closer to me and in her final three years I lived with her. – Margy
You’re good to understand. Some grown children can’t accept a new relationaship for a parent.
So happy for Ron!
The festive lights are so symbolic of a new beginning.
Carol – what a wonderful story. My Mother never found (but she never really tried) another companion after my Dad died 23 years ago, and I always thought it was a shame. Life can be lonely without someone to share your experiences. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!
A heart warming story for Christmas. Always good when someone gets a second chance of happiness.
I’m happy for Ron, and for his new companion. Those lights are symbolic of a person finding happiness in life once again. It’s a wonderful thing.
I love shiney colors and may the Lord not only light up your house, but your hearts too! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Beautiful story! I like his Christmas decorations.
That is a lovely story and I am glad he has found happiness. The lights look lovely.