Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Scrooge lives in Novi

The Detroit News shows that scrooge lives in Novi, under the name of a homeowners' association.

NOVI -- The multicolored nativity scene on the Samona family's front yard is under attack.

The Samonas' neighborhood association has ordered the Novi family to remove its seven-piece plastic display or face possible fines of $25 to $100 per week.

The family isn't budging and neither are its three wise men. The Samonas have vowed not only to keep the display, but also are threatening to enhance it."If you take this out, it's not Christmas anymore," said Joe Samona, 16, as he reached down and scooped baby Jesus from the creche on his parents' front lawn.

That's just wrong.

Note to self, call an attorney before signing on the dotted line. Some of the restrictions on homeowners' associations are legendary. My parents made the smartest decision of all - not living in a subdivision which has one.

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