Decorating for Christmas is an established family tradition

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

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“My favorite time of year is Christmas,” Irene Kelly said, remembering the first year she and Jack were married and living in a townhouse in Memphis, Tenn. She said she considered not decorating for Christmas, but soon realized how important it was and decorated the townhouse. She’s continued to do so for the past 34 years. “I decorated for Jack... I always used to do this for my baby brother, too.” The home of Jack and Irene Kelly at 1013 E. Pickens Rd. is a three-bedroom, two- and a halfbath farm house of about 3,000 square feet. It was built in 2003 and the couple moved in just nine days before Christmas. On 47 acres, it occupies the old Hickman farm, Jack said.

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