The Lope: The Sacred and the Profane

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

The Sacred and the Profane

Meet Mark Reddig. Mark and I go way back to our days at The Hutchinson News in the 1980s. He's still in the media, being the host of Land Line Now, a satellite radio program about the business of trucking.

Mark has always done Christmas a little differently - pink flamingos pulling Santa's sleigh, back when he lived in Hutchinson, for example.

Current case in point: This is the nativity scene in front of Mark's house in Independence, Missouri. But wait! Is that a star's a leg lamp. Mark calls this "the sacred and the profane."

The gifts of the Magi are too valuable to be unguarded, as this bunny with an M-16 knows.

Of course this is part of an admirably excessive light display.

Mark says this is 19,570 lights, 63.3 amps and roughly 7,920 watts.

See the three poles in back, behind the red white and blue yucca? Those are Festivus poles. Yes, "Festivus for the rest of us."


Blogger Beady Chick said...

Nice yard, Markie Pooh!!
Although I think for the purpose of this post, maybe you should go by your alter ego, Ned, Santa's Other Brother!

Wed Dec 09, 07:05:00 PM  
Blogger Patsy Terrell said...


Sun Dec 20, 02:09:00 PM  
Blogger Mark H. Reddig said...

Thanks so much! Really appreciate the kind words - although I'll never match Sparky!

I took some photos - not as good as Greg's - but if you want to see more ...

Merry Christmas!


Wed Dec 23, 08:56:00 AM  

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