Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Spring 2018

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Spring 2018 35 donned the red suit in the lobby of Radio City Music Hall, and inducted into the Santa Hall of Fame. A curio cabinet in the home library, in fact, is filled with Santa dolls collected over the years, even one in military attire, a trib- ute to Dyer's 22 years in the U.S. Army. "My wife won't let me keep the Christmas tree up. I've tried," he said. e closet off the master bedroom is where you'll find a "MERRY CHRISTMAS" sign and, yes, another chandelier. "Can't have a naked bulb," he said. is is also the hide- away for all those Santa suits and a bag of toys on standby. "You always have to have a bag if you have an emergency visit," he said. ere is also a love story here, hinted at with the brass tablet mounted near the front door, reading "Dec. 27, 1968." "We're working on 50 years," he said of his betrothal to Ruth Ann, whom he met while they were in college, he at UNC-Cha- pel Hill, she at Meredith College. Ruth Ann Dyer grew up on a farm just east of Wake Forest and is now a real-estate agent after all those years as a military wife. If everything in the Dyer home seems just right after less than a year, there's a reason. ey've relocated some 18 times, gaining un- told experience in breaking down and setting up a home -- quickly. Jim Dyer is appreciative, at Christmas buying her a sentimental gift with words he is familiar saying. "Typically, I tell my wife every morning, 'ank you for marrying me!'" e classic place was built by Valenti Homes. "Extremely organized," Jim Dyer said. "And efficient," Ruth Ann Dyer said. As for the company's Jay Valenti, he attributes much of the outcome to the talents of his subcontractors. "Everything was detailed on the plans, and it was encumbered upon them to execute everything with excellence," he said. "I could not have done it without them." For design work, the Dyers enlisted Frazier Home Design of Raleigh, a specialist in historic detail led by Tony Frazier. "When they called me, I was really excited about the Continued on Page 40 ❱❱ A message from husband to wife is displayed over a bed. "Typically, I tell my wife every morning, 'Thank you for marrying me,'" Dyer said,

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