guests at Christmas party 12/23/1996
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      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
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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.
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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.
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This may have been Lou Smit's favorite.  He had this up in his office.
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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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