christmas lights originally uploaded by George Deputee
Last week’s poll asked how good your childhood memory is. While The Wife’s memory is quite good, mine is terrible. I simply don’t remember much about being a child and wonder how much of what I do remember is from pictures or later conversations with family. I’m secretly convinced this is how The Wife remembers things, considering she frequently can’t remember that I asked her to do some chore around the house, but shhh, don’t tell her I said that.
This week’s poll comes after I was out in the driveway last night watching the dog do his thing in the yard and noticed that we were the only house on the block with lights in the yard. While this is the first year in many that we’ve had lights in the yard, probably because there wasn’t snow everywhere already, I was surprised at just how few houses in our neighborhood had taken the time to do anything.
We get a lot of traffic to the Minneapolis and St. Paul Metro Area Holiday Lights Map page each year and this year is no exception. While I have deleted everything prior to 2011 this year, people are already adding new ones to the list so it’s pretty clear that people do have lights in their yards but is it less than it used to be?
Do you put lights in your yard? Did you in the past and you don’t now? If so, why? Have you noticed a drop in the number of houses decorating for the holidays? Why do you think that is? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and vote on the sidebar and then comment on below. After you do both of those things feel free to check out our expired polls in the archive or read through the previous posts about polls here.