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Trash

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Hello !!!!!

I just recently moved from eastern Ohio to Michigan. I am a blow mold nut and love Christmas! Just wanted to say hi to all my new neighbors.

Dave

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Hello. Did you know that you can animate that blowmold with a new controller from Lightorama, and with the impending summer sale beginning July 1st, you can save some money as well...

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Hello. Did you know that you can animate that blowmold with a new controller from Lightorama, and with the impending summer sale beginning July 1st, you can save some money as well...

Purchasing Blow Mold Collection -- Thousands

Purchasing LOR Controllers -- Hundreds

Animating Blow Molds with LOR -- Priceless

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Hello. Did you know that you can animate that blowmold with a new controller from Lightorama, and with the impending summer sale beginning July 1st, you can save some money as well...

Your a funny man, just as you were when I met you in Pittsburgh at Bob Cox's light up night. I have been running LOR with blow molds for a few years actually last year I ran 14 LOR 16pc's I love taking the new age stuff mixed with old school. Kind of shows my kids what was around when I was their age.

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Your a funny man, just as you were when I met you in Pittsburgh at Bob Cox's light up night. I have been running LOR with blow molds for a few years actually last year I ran 14 LOR 16pc's I love taking the new age stuff mixed with old school. Kind of shows my kids what was around when I was their age.

I think the only time he is funny, is when he has Mad Cow!!!!! :P

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Welcome to Michigan!! How do you like snow? Do you know you moved right into the snow belt? You should see plenty of snow where your at with the Lake Michigan lake effect snow machine working!

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I absolutely LOVE snow

Welcome to Michigan!! How do you like snow? Do you know you moved right into the snow belt? You should see plenty of snow where your at with the Lake Michigan lake effect snow machine working!

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Hi Trash! I love your dog...Is it a husky?

Yes, his name is Icey. He's a full blooded Siberian husky.

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Welcome now Fellow Michigander.

Hey Tricky! Do you have an animated display in Freeland? with a GIANT pine tree? If so, that was AWESOME last year!

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First off, Dave welcome to MI - hope you didn't get blown away yesterday!

remixsam - I am assuming that you live in Lansing not Lansign? If so you should check out my display between Holt and Mason off of Cedar St. There

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