December 17th, 2008
02:31 PM ET

Christmas at the last house standing

Remember this house? It was the only beachfront house standing in Gilchrist, Texas after Hurricane Ike.

They still don't have power, but that didn't stop the owner, Pam Adams, from sprucing it up for the holidays.

Pam's sister, Judy Hudspeth, sent in this picture of the house decorated with generator-powered Christmas lights and a tree.

See more pictures of the house and other iReports at iReport.com.

Filed under: Hurricane Ike • iReport
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. pati mc., camp hill, pa

    Now that is the spirit! Awesome postive outlook. Judy should be commended for her spunk!

    Merry Christmas Judy and family! God Bless You!

    December 17, 2008 at 4:38 pm |
  2. Mary V., Salt Lake City, UT

    MERRY CHRISTMAS! May God bless y' all!

    December 17, 2008 at 4:30 pm |
  3. Annie Kate

    What a lovely sight in the middle of all that desolation. Shows you can't keep a good American down. Hope their Christmas is a good one.

    December 17, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  4. Jack Raiden - Washington DC

    Theres proof you cannot alther the will of americans. The only house standing for miles, with no power. these poeple powers their christmas decorations with a generator. This is the power of will, hope, and determination, and perhaps the very grace of God. Merry Christmas Pam Adams from Texas. Merry Christmas indeed.

    December 17, 2008 at 3:57 pm |
  5. Melissa, Los Angeles

    What an inspriring picture of optimism against adversity. I wish them all the best in the new year.

    December 17, 2008 at 3:52 pm |
  6. Beth

    Great picture. How are things down in Gilchrist by the way? Inquiring minds want to know

    December 17, 2008 at 2:42 pm |