Monica's house of ever-expanding Christmas displays
Updated: Dec. 23, 2022 at 3:55 PM AKST
Monica Houglum of Anchorage has a bit of a collecting issue. She collects little Christmas villages and pretty much everything else associated with Christmas! But it is neatly displayed at her house, what room is left to display all the thousands of items she has. But as you'll discover with Monica, this is not materialistic at all — it’s about memories. Memories of a simpler time and family and friends. The villages and lights and all the Christmas memorabilia is there to reminder her that life is more than social media and the topic of the day. She's been collecting for over 15 years and the best thing, the mom of military children has a sense of humor about it all and a simple message: if it makes you happy? Do it! The Allgood News with Dave Allgood Email: Dallgood@KTUU.com
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Melissa Hickman and her husband are remodeling their house in Fairbanks. They were ripping down some old paneling when they discovered some youthful signatures and names on the wall behind the paneling. The name “Katie Ladner ’79,” was written in cursive with a cute little flower along with the names “Chris” (with the ‘S’ missing) and “Mike G.” Melissa put a picture of the names and flower up on the Facebook page, Fairbanks, Alaska, to see if by chance she could find out who the people were 44 years later. And in less than an hour, social media did its thing and Katie was located living in Kingston, Washington. The two have since spoken and made a connection and the home on Birch Hill for Melissa and her family now has a bit of history and a face to go with what was just a name on the wall from long ago. If you have a story idea for the Allgood News, contact Dave at : AllgoodNews@KTUU.com