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john venturi

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About john venturi

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    My brother decided to make fun of my small Christmas displays I used to put up and now i bought a house on a main ave. and starting going big and now we have a battle on our hands its pretty funny and the news and newspapers love the story...
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    carbondale pa
  • Biography
    Im a disabled man who desperately needed a hobby and i found it in my Christmas display....Family oriented and recently a young grandpa
  • Interests
    my display truthfully
  • Occupation
    disabled
  • About my display
    Im very much into blow molds and just trying to put as many new and exciting things i can find to do into my display i just want to make the kids smile but now im really wanting to start creating my own wooden character displays but Im new to it and i cant find any licensed character patterns anywhere...

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  1. RIP John...

    1. qberg

      qberg

      That is a sad one...he was a big influence on a lot of us when I got into this hobby many years ago...praying for his family.

    2. BamaSanta

      BamaSanta

      Just read this and really hated to hear it. He will truly be missed in this community of Planet Christmas. He was a man who truly loved Christmas. Godspeed John.

    3. TED

      TED

      I was just thinking the other day that I couldn't remember seeing any recent posts from him.  I wondered how he was doing because he had posted a while back about having some kind of lung problem.  I sure hate to hear that he passed on.  His posts were always cheerful despite his many health issues.  I'll miss reading them and seeing the pictures of his displays.

      TED

  2. My Halloween display 0f 2015

    This is my favorite one I saw on here love the repaints especially the wizard hes great....
  3. How do you display Gen. Foam large Christmas lightbulbs??

    I really love the way your display looks great job very nice....
  4. The Wonder Winder

    Yep me too I must use 500 of them but all my chords either end up directly plugged to house or I use the fused plug that can hold like 6 plugs etc so if one ever tripped it would just throw a fuse somewhere Ive never had an issue not 1.....
  5. The Wonder Winder

    Thanks for the info what Im wondering is I must have 500 or more of the single green dollar tree 6 foot electrical chords and Id love to be able to plug them end to end and run them through this thing but not sure if the plugs would cause an issue or not...
  6. 2015 Johnson family display

    I love a lot of things about your display its great your so lucky to have all those front windows to put your Disney molds in to protect them from weather and thieves..And they still look good there... I also love the reindeer and sleigh rig you did Id put that puppy off the corner of the roof some how they would look awesome... And I have one more suggestion get a manger for that beautiful set of molds you got and lay some hay down it would make it that much nicer I promise you....But I love your display and the pics are great I lost a contest 2 years ago to somebody with a few sets of lights and was told we don't want to look like we are favoring the big displays I'm like isn't that the point lolo so don't worry the pics are better anyway lolo
  7. Keep or sell...?

    Its definitely a hot topic among the kids they love frozen..... Id put it out if you have a darker area you can stick it so its seen lit better....
  8. Gummy bear blowmold

    I know he is awesome and I want about 10 of them in different colors lolololol hes cool where did you get him????
  9. The Wonder Winder

    This thing looks pretty cool for a decent price if it works but I thought Id let you guys be the judge of it I might order one I think. If anybody has ever had one let me know thanks....http://www.improvementscatalog.com/wonder-winder-26reg-3b-extension-cord-winder/home-storage-home-organization/garage-storage-racks-garage-organization/248412?isCrossSell=true&strategy=112
  10. Frozen Inflatable for sale

    What are you wanting for it cash and trade wise?
  11. 2015 Display

    I love it all I just might look for a place under the porch etc for that taz but other then that it looks great..
  12. Barely Survived Christmas

    Thanks for all the kind words everybody...
  13. Barely Survived Christmas

    Thanks so much everybody I really appreciate all the kind words and like my oldest son said the one thing that came out of all of this was as of right now Ive quit smoking because for years they were on me about it...So Im a non smoker lol it took a bomb to my heart and lungs to get me to quit but I did...I guess I need to look for the good that came out of this but its been rough going Im literally on a leash my hose for my air is 50 foot long but I use the 25 footer the 50 is too much to manipulate it gets knotted up...But thanks everybody I hope that next year its better...This is kind of funny when you think about it this way my community must think I'm crazy.....I fell off the ladder last year hurting my neck worse then it was and my stuff stayed up until May or April I forget until I was able to get it all down....So some of it was up when it shouldn't have been and when it should've been up it wasn't they must think I'm crazy or at least bipolar lol I need to laugh or Ill cry I don't know how much more one person can take this is 7 surgeries since 2008 and 12 since 2001 Part of me has become Frankenstein I think.....I know I have enough scars to be Frank lol Thanks to all of you who commented I really do appreciate it......
  14. Well my display never made it up this year.. At the end of November I took a blood clot to the heart and ended up almost not making Christmas....I ended up with lungs full of blood clots and I had a staff infection in my lung that collapsed and was strangling my left lung....Needless to say Ive been heart broken over the whole thing I look forward to this time of year every year and this had to happen.....My molds are all sitting in a pile outside on my patio.. There are a few things up but I'm not able to light them. So now I'm on oxygen for who knows how long its gonna be but I cant keep my oxygen up in my blood....I'm heart broken over all of this...I could use a good pick me up right now cuz I got the bah humbug pretty BAD!!!! I went in the hospital on November 28th I walked in after telling my wife I wasn't feeling good...For those of you who know what blood gas is its the amount of oxygen your blood has to supply your body and our blood gas should be from the 90% to over a hundred mine was 51% when I walked in the hospital they couldn't believe I was standing there and not either dead or on the floor gasping for air....Somebody in heaven had my back thanks Mom!!!!! Needless to say I got out of the hospital on the 24th.....But its been tough going I had so many brand new items that were going up this year I had at least 3 new scenes for the kids to enjoy I'm so bummed out I know there is always next year but I'm not sure and neither are the Doctors how much permanent damage I did to my lungs....So who knows but Ive been checking out the site great job everybody as usual....And sorry for venting but you all know how much I love my display and this site etc....And to be dark it killed me...Almost really did kill me...I shouldn't say that I might jinx myself again...I hope you all had a great holiday and sorry again for venting but I knew you all would understand nobody in my family understands why I was so heart broken over a Xmas display but you all get it they don't......!
  15. Vandalized already

    That sux, I hate when I hear that.....
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