Trends | November 16

Trends Kearney Hub Weekend November 16-17, 2019 All roads lead home written by Mike Konz photos by Erika Pritchard HOLIDAY GREENERY brightens the feel of the kitchenette in the basement fun room. Lanspas’ house offers taste of Christmas from around the globe THE LANSPA FAMILY portrait hangs proudly in Tom and Mary Alice’s study. SILVER AND GOLD candlesticks hold holiday greenery. HANDSOME BRICKWORK, multiple roof lines, hidden three-car garage and landscaping come together with the Tom and Mary Alice Lanspa home. HAND-CARVED figurines make up a nativity scene in a basement bathroom. H oliday guests in the Tom and Mary Alice Lanspa home will get a feel of Christmas around the globe. That’s because many of the 10 nativity scenes in the couple’s new home in north Kearney came from foreign lands. “The various nativity scenes show that Christmas is everywhere,” Mary Alice said. She listed the nations and continents repre- sented in the Christmas decor. The couple has collected numerous items during their globe hopping, and many have holiday or religious themes. The Lanspas love to travel, and they love their seven children even more. They are: Michelle of Florida, Amy of Omaha, Nich- olas of San Francisco, Jacob of Norfolk, Elizabeth of Boston and Sarah and Emily, both of St. Louis. The entire clan came together recently for Nicholas’ wedding. Mary Alice said she’s hoping Christmas THE FIREPLACE IS A focal point for the living room and it also provides warmth for the living room. Its mantel is an easy place for Santa to find the stockings. CONTINUED ON PAGE 5C VARIOUS RACES and nationalities are represented in American Girl dolls and a tiny Christmas tree.

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