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December 7, 2019

This is a photo of the doll that belonged to Lavadna's mother. We first thought this belonged to her when she was a child; but have since have learned just how precious it really is. This baby doll was actually her momma's comfort doll when she had Alzheimer's disease....

December 6, 2019

. . . about it!   

Everywhere you look in the bedroom, there are toys, toys, toys - from stacking blocks to books, and toy horses to dolls.

From the 1930s . . . let's cook!

Here's another view of the toy stove. Surely many children played "make believe" and cooked al...

December 5, 2019

. . . about it!   

Here are close-ups of the small tree in living room parlor filled with candles, dried apple slices, pine cones, and garlands of cranberries and popcorn and a tiny basket.

Notice the dried hydrangeas, too.

The kitchen aglow from the December af...

December 5, 2019

. . . about it!   

A tree representing the late 1800s - early 1900s can be found in the living room parlor.  The tree is accented with garlands of popcorn and cranberries.  In days gone by the dried apples would have added the fragrance of Christmas and would have...

December 4, 2019

Here's a sneak peek of the community tree now in place.  It will be decorated just in time for the lighting on Saturday.  

The wreaths have been placed in the windows and on the door.  Step by step we are getting ready for the Light-up Parade an...

December 3, 2019

. . . about it!  

The Troy Times-Tribune reporter, Stephanie Malench, meets with Lavadna Hines at the Collins House to ask about the decorations for the Collins House for Christmas. 

The furniture in the dining room has been somewhat rearranged to make room for not...