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Blooming on Hwy. 13

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
By theleader

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A.C. and Doris Christensen love working in their yard together.

A.C. mows his lawn twice a week, whether it needs it or not, he says.

Pink dianthus and pale green hostas are juxtaposed with grey lava rock in the front flowerbed.

This vibrant red poppy is a showstopper in the Christensen's yard.

Travel Highway 13, just south of Call’s Nursery and you will see a 95-year old Elwood home that doesn’t show its age and you might catch a glimpse of the couple who own it who don’t act their age, either.

A.C. Christensen mows his yard twice a week—Monday and Friday—“whether it needs it or not,” he said. Together with his wife, Doris, they continue to maintain the dozen or so trees, vibrant perennials, healthy vines, along with annuals that make this home a manicured gem. The Christensens are this week’s recipient of the Leader’s Green Arrow Award for their immaculate yard and years of hard work.

“They work hard to have one of the prettiest and neatest lawns and yards around,” Bill Smith, a neighboring Elwood resident said. “It’s a pleasure to go by their house every day.” Smith was one of two to nominate the Christensens.

The Christensen’s home has a lot of history. A.C. was born there 90 years ago and the couple, who have been married 63 years, moved into the home to nurse A.C.’s father when he had pancreatic cancer.

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