guests at Christmas party 12/23/1996
      People at the Ramsey's Christmas party Dec. 23, 1996, 5pm-8pm
      * John and Patsy Ramsey, Burke, JonBenét
      * Don Paugh
      * Fleet and Priscilla White, daughter (5-6), son (7-8)
      * Mr. & Mrs. R.A. Brown (Priscilla's parents)
      * Cliff Gaston, boyfriend of Priscilla's sister, Allison Shoeny (attended alone, without his
      girlfriend) Said to be from California
      * Bill Cox, husband of Priscilla's niece Heather. (attended alone, without his wife) Said
      to be from California
      * John and Barbara Fernie, son (10), daughter (14-15?)
      * Friend of the Fernies - male (about 9)
      * Glen and Susan Stine, son (9)
      * Susan's mother
      * Glen's mother
      * Larry and Pinkie Barber, daughter (10?), son (6?)
      * Joe and Betty Barnhill
      * Their tenant Glenn Meyer said he was there
      * Linda Hoffman-Pugh, Ariana (12)
      * Bill and Janet McReynolds
TT: Patsy, let’s um, let’s kind of go back to December 23rd. I know you had a party at your house, quite a few people at the house.
PR: Um hum.
TT: And I think I actually have a pretty good idea of who was all in the house . . .
PR: Um hum.
TT: . . .at that time, but kind of walk me through the party real briefly, um, you know a couple of people that were there. . .
PR: Um hum.
TT: . . .what kind of activities occurred, and who was in what parts of the house, that sort of thing if you would.
PR: Um. The 23rd we had uh, the Whites over and she had a lot of family in so they were all guests. Fleet and Pricilla and their two children and uh, her sister, Allison, and her boyfriend, Allison’s boyfriend, and I can’t remember his name, but. . .
TT: Um hum.
PR: . . .uh, (inaudible) guy and uh, Allison’s daughter, uh and I can’t, Heather, is her name.
TT: I’m going to stop us for just a second if I can. Excuse me Patsy . . .
PR: Okay.
TT: . . .because we need just an infrequent interruption.
JF: Are you gonna switch. . .
TT: Change tapes.

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PR: . . .and the Stines, Glen and Suisan Stine and their son, Doug . . .
TT: Um hum.
PR: . . .and I think Susan’s mother was there and Glen’s mother . . .
TT: Okay.

PR: . . .my father and let’s see, who else? Um, the Fernies, (inaudible).
TT: What did you guys do at the party?
PR: Uh, Joe and Betty Barnhill were there too.
TT: Okay.
PR: Um, we had dinner and Santa Claus came, Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus came and we, always had a little poem kind of thing. Give everybody a little gift from Santa.
TT: Um hum.
PR: And the kids decorated gingerbread houses.
TT: Okay.
PR: The poem you’re talking about is that what, I know, one of the pictures you have, uh, Santa’s reading. . .
PR: Right. A little . . .
TT: . . .out of a black book. . .
PR: Right.
TT: . . .and that’s, who does the poem for that?
PR: Me.
TT: Okay. That’s the poem in the black book?
PR: Right.
TT: Okay. About how long, what time did the party start that night?
PR: Oh, I norm. . .uh, kind of early because I, if I remember I, Santa Claus had two engagements that night and so he came, I can’t remember whether it was like 5:30 or 4:30 or somewhere in there.
TT: So fairly early in the evening?
PR: Fairly early yeah.
TT: Okay. About what time did it break up?
PR: Oh, probably, I don’t know, nineish, 8:30 . . .
TT: Okay.
PR: Sometime like that.
TT: All right. Um, and this is when they, they decorated the little gingerbread houses. . .
PR: Right.
TT: . . .and that kind of stuff. Okay. How do you, how do you decorate gingerbread hoses with that many little kids?
PR: Well, I bought the gingerbread houses at Safeway. . .
TT: Um hum.
PR: . . .all ready stuck together.
TT: Okay.
PR; Then I bought this huge big tub of frosting. . .
TT: Um hum.
PR: . . .and Pricilla brought these frosting bags. . .
TT: Um hum.
PR: . . .or something like you decorate a cake with and I bought just bunches of jelly beans and M&Ms and all the, gum drops, you know, and al that stuff and the kids just . . .
TT: squirted it out and stuck . . .
PR: . . .squirted it out and stuck it on, you know, it was all over the place.
TT: I bet.
PR: That was. . .
TT: Quite the clean up job afterwards.
PR: That was fun.
TT: Okay. Did um, did Linda come, Linda Hoffman?
PR: Yes.
TT: Was she there also?
PR: Yes, and her daughter. She had helped me all day getting ready for the party and she stayed through Santa Claus.
TT: Okay. And did her husband show up that night?
PR: Uh, not to my knowledge.
TT: Um hum.
PR: I think she had her car and . . .
TT: Okay.
PR: . . .I think she drove home.
TT: Okay. So she just stayed after, helping get stuff set up?
PR: Well she, yeah, she, she came, if I remember right, she came a little late that day cause, so she could stay, you know.
TT: Okay.
PR: On through the late afternoon and evening getting ready for the party.
TT: Okay. Um, did anybody else show up that night. White, Stines, Don Paugh and the Fernies, Barnhills, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, Linda and her daughter?
PR: I . . .
TT: Anybody else that you can remember that was over there that night?
PR: Um, well, John told me that this man came to the door looking for the Barnhills . . .
TT: Okay.
PR: I don’t remember seeing him, but John said he let him in. . .
TT: Okay.
PR: . . .and kind of showed him to the Barnhills. You know my dad said he remembers him, this man being there and I think my dad said he invited him to eat something and. . .
TT: Okay. So did uh, Betty and Joe Barnhills know him?
PR: Apparently, yes.
TT: (Inaudible) Okay. Alright. How are you doing? Do you want to take a break?
PR: Nope.
TT: Go to the bathroom or anything?
PR: No.
TT: Get a drink of water.
PR: No, I’ve got a little left, thank you.

The ring was from Nedra and the bracelet was given to her by Patsy. Both were on her when she was brutally murdered.  This photo is one of my favorites.

This may have been Lou Smit's favorite.  He had this up in his office.

Party on the 23rd

I never liked to post these kid photos but all are grown now.    Nice to see JonBenet's REAL life before the murdere.  She lived a very good life.

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