Important Information About Nettles Family Christmas Lights
My husband, Perry Nettles, is the sole creator of the Nettles Family Christmas Lights drive thru display and has been for over 30 years. I created this website for him and he is not aware that I have added the information that I’m about to share with you to the site.
It has always been his goal to bring joy to those who love Christmas as much as he does, but unfortunately due to health issues, which includes an autoimmune disease, he has struggled with this task for the past several years. If things couldn’t get any worse, in early 2017 he found himself unable to walk and temporarily ended up in a wheel chair. After the Doctor reviewed his X-Rays, he had to undergo emergency back surgery for some broken vertebrae that were pressing against a nerve, cutting off the circulation to his legs, making him unable to walk. The surgery only corrected the pinched nerve, but did not eliminate his back pain. He still suffers from excrutiating back pain to this day.
Storm and wind damage also played a contributing factor to the loss of some of his decorations over the past several years. Medical bills from his back surgery have made it virtually impossible to replace a lot of the items that were damaged. Perry is a perfectionist, and these challenges have been extremely difficult for him as he doesn’t want anyone to be disappointed. Therefore, if you visit the display and don’t see everything that’s shown on the website, please be patient and understand the reason as he continues to work on the lights daily. However, I assure you that there is still a lot to see, including a few surprises that have been added since the website was created.
If you look forward to this annual tradition and would like to see it continue for many years to come, please send my husband your encouraging words and keep our family in your thoughts and prayers that we are able keep the project going since he is no longer physically able to work on it alone. One of the things that he cherishes the most is receiving letters and notes from people, especially from children, letting him know how much they enjoy seeing the lights each year. A lot of people don't know this, but he has kept every single letter and note he has received and has documented this information in a notebook. If you are unable to make a monetary donation in the donation mailbox during your visit, please feel free to drop in a note of encouragement. God Bless you all, Merry Christmas, and thanks for your support.
Sherry D. Nettles