Tulsa Home Decked Out In Thanksgiving Décor

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 5:15 pm
By: News On 6

Rick Wells, News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Poor Thanksgiving, an earnest and well-meaning holiday, miss-fortunately located between Halloween and Christmas.

People decorate for Halloween, and of course they do for Christmas, but nobody decorates for Thanksgiving, right?

News On 6 found a Tulsa man who decorates for every holiday even Thanksgiving.

Greg and Heather Thatcher's front yard is all decorated for Thanksgiving. They are the only home in the neighborhood with a Thanksgiving themed yard.

"These are my driveway markers for St Patrick's day Easter, 4th of July...Halloween I have candy corns," Greg said.

Normally all decorations live in a backyard shed, but he pulled some of them out to show how many he has.

"The wind is kind of my worst friend," Greg said.

He says he has to repaint many of them every couple of years, and they are time consuming to make.

A Santa Clause decoration he says represents about 18 hours work, from tracing the design, cutting it out, sanding and painting.

He's got most of the big holidays covered.

"Thanksgiving's kind of a forgotten holiday…. As soon as Halloween is over people start putting out their Christmas stuff," he said.

Doesn't seem fair to turkey day, so it gets its own display. There's a theme, turkey's delight, or revenge of the gobbler.

Thanksgiving is no longer the low man on the totem pole, the turkey's chasing the pilgrim in this story.

Greg's Aunt encouraged him to start making Thanksgiving decorations, wonder if she'll help

make the switch to Christmas stuff this weekend?