John and Pat Hendel, on Ellis Avenue in Maplewood, have again decorated their two-story home for Christmas. It’s visible from the Manchester – Big Bend intersection. But they say this is the last year. They’re planning on moving in 2018.
They also said this is also a big year because their house turns 150 this year. John said he thinks it’s the third-oldest home in Maplewood.
He said it takes anywhere from three days to three weeks to do the decorations. Santa on the roof and the scenes on the second floor are the hardest to put up — they’re heavy.
They’ve done the decorations for most of the 30 years that they’ve lived there.