The End of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in Costa Mesa?

After 44 years there will be no more “Snoopy House”, as my kids call it, in Costa Mesa.  Here is the link to story in the Daily Pilot, http://www.dailypilot.com/news/tn-dpt-1130-snoopy-20111129,0,5696849.story.

You can read the facts in the Daily Pilot story, but I just want to want to share my personal sadness, devastation really, at losing this holiday tradition.  My oldest is 31 and we took him to see The Snoopy House every year since he was in diapers.  When he came home to visit last year he took his girlfriend to see it even though he is a grown man now.  As the birth of my daughters followed, they went every year as well.  I am a huge Charles Schulz fan, I have even been to the Charles Schulz museum in Santa Rosa, and loved The Snoopy House as much as my kids.  I literally don’t know of a kid that my kids went to school with who didn’t go to see that unforgettable display every year.  We’ve even taken our dogs.

I want to say to Jim Jordan and his family who have put this display on every year for the nothing more than the sheer joy of it and their unselfish desire to share it with us all, thank you from the bottom of all our hearts.  You will never be forgotten, and we will never stop missing you.  I wish, okay I hope, a miracle will come along and save your beautiful display and the home were it sat every year through many generations of many a family.  If not, well, Merry Christmas Charlie Brown.

 

  3 comments for “The End of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in Costa Mesa?

  1. Jim Jordan
    December 5, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Thank you so much!! This has been a tough season for me and my family!! I cant relate the sadness in my heart. Yet with all the out pouring from our super extended family I feel the healing start. Now don’t loose hope!! We have a strong case against the bank!! I believe that we will prevail!!for now lets all celibate as the City of Costa Mesa is partnering with us to have the Snoopy display and the front lawn of City hall!! Thank you all !! God bless Jim Jordan

  2. Jim Jordan
    December 5, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    PS , We have set up a Snoopy House Trust fund to accept donations to off set the legal fees!! We made our first deposit to the new account today!! The gift was earned by 8 to 10 year old girls selling lemonade!! God bless them!! our PO bx is 2852 Costa Mesa ca 92628

    • Kathy Findley
      December 6, 2011 at 7:07 am

      We are all so excited Jim! Thanks for updating us and giving us the latest news!!

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