MACON, Ga. — You might take a few hours one day to decorate your rooftop and some bushes for the festive month of December, but one Macon man spends two weeks setting up all his decorations.
The finished product is one you won’t want to miss.
Lori and Frank Seymour live at 3420 Stinsonville Road. Frank has been putting up the decoration for 20 years. It all started when his kids were small, but now it’s become somewhat of an obsession.
Lori says she takes a deep breath every time her husband brings home more decorations for the yearly display.
“That tree over there has red lights this year because I can get them for $2… for 120 lightbulbs,” he said.
The civil engineer has decked the halls, the side of the house, the telephone pole and even scored some points on the basketball goal, but he figures it’s still not perfect.
“I’m going to get a Bethlehem star and I’m going to put it up right next to that big wreath because I’ve got some voids I just gotta fill,” he said with a twinkle in his eye.
Well, with that kind of statement you may wonder why a man who unleashes fifty extension cords at the end of every November does all of this.
“This is his way of showing love to his family and the neighborhood,” said Lori.
Jon David Kennedy is one of those neighbors.
“We come every night to see them,” said Kennedy while holding his 2-year-old, Finley.
And even Lori, who doesn’t really mind the lights but worries about her husband, urged her special elf to get going a little earlier this year.
“Part of me doesn’t want him up on the roof, he’s 63,” she explained, “you know… it’s 2020. This year stunk. I think we need.”
Frank is as reliable as Santa delivering on Christmas, so pandemic or not, you can bet the lights will always be shining every December.
He says they will stay up through New Year’s weekend.
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