As Linda Jordan put the final touches on the characters in the "
"I just couldn't stop crying," she said. "It's not relief. I'm happy. I'm sad at the same time."
It's been a roller coaster of emotions for Jordan and her husband, Jim, 59. Just two weeks ago,
Fast forward to Tuesday, and the Jordans were in front of City Hall. The beloved Peanuts-themed decorations was set up behind them, with a colorful addition of green, gold and red lights illuminating the five-story building's pillars.
Thanks to an outpouring of support from city leaders and, most notably, community volunteers who helped build the labor-intensive setup in a single weekend, the Jordans got to celebrate Christmas with their characters and the community again.
"This has been right out of a
It's a tradition Costa Mesa families have come to count on for generations. When news spread that the Snoopy House wasn't going to be around, it hurt.
"I didn't show it, but I was very sad," said 9-year-old Cael McCarthy Kennedy.
As Cael walked away to look at Woodstock slipping down a slide, his mother, Anna Kennedy, was more candid.