Before they disappear…

…the Christmas decorations, that is.

Pictures of decorated houses on  Forest – and Leelanau Avenue in Frankfort:

Some are a bit shaky as Mike didn’t stop the car long enough to let me take the pictures, heehee.





JArlene Olsen’s house





You remember this cottage

I have known it for some time but it is only noticeable during the winter months- very few homes in down town Frankfort are owned by locals anymore.  They belong to Chicagoans or Ann Arbor residents and are only occupied for a few weeks during summer.


A Christmas Dinner

Today I got a call from Jack, a friend and loyal reader of this blog.

He told me to go to school and see what was happening there.

So I did.

The most amazing sight inside the old gymnasium –

Well first I saw “Woody” – the Plumstead’s new puppy.  A companion to their old “Buzz” 🙂

And there it was – this beautifully decorated hall.

with sparkly trees, decorated by the kids

The school band is getting ready to play Christmas music while their fellow pupils are enjoying

a Christmas Dinner

The tables were set with “china” and…

…each plate had a place card with a student’s name on it

And here is my gang:  Top left is Zach, waving to me is Joey, the boy in the Santa hat is T.J. then comes Marc with that silly looking Mohawk, standing is Tallon, Ty in the blue shirt – sitting down and in front of him, halfway under the table is Luke.


It has been a longstanding tradition in Frankfort for the teachers and staff
to  serve the high school kids Christmas dinner on the last day of school.
There isn’t enough time, nor are there enough ovens in the home ec room
to cook all the turkeys they need to feed everyone which means
that some special people like Jack and his wife Pat help out by cooking turkeys
at home and delivering them to school at lunch time.

Left – science

Right – math


I thought you might like an update on how the cottages look lately.  Brrrrr……not very inviting

And how about that gorgeous tree by cottage 1.  I cannot believe how much it has grown.  When we first moved here the very top of the tree didn’t reach quite to the top of the roof of #1. I was thinking we should donate it to be the official Christmas tree in Lansing next year.

.I delivered cookies to Dorothy.  She liked the walnut cookies best 🙂