Bear and I love December.  All the football bowl games, NFL playoffs, shortest day of the year, I turn 69 on New Years Eve but most of all

CHRISTMAS!

-SEEKIN' THE WILDS-

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Wild stuff friends have sent us...

Poudre Park neighbor, Susie, sent us this photo of husband Glen and puppy Charlie from sunny Florida...

Kaintuck Dick sent us these photos of his fox squirrel with a white-tipped tail and a Cooper's hawk in his bird bath in his Ft. Collins yard...

TN Mimi sent us this photo of her buddy Rudy who recently passed away.  Believe me, losin' a doggy is a tough deal.  Rock on Rudy...

NJ Len sent us this photo of a deer in his yard doing deer things...

Now this is pretty wild, eh?  On Nov. 10th, I had bone-on-bone double knee total replacement surgery.  Took meself a sponge bath and decided to take this photo of the 60 staples in me knees.  Staples have been removed and rehab is progressing along slowly...

Poudre Park snowstorm Nov. 7th.  We took this photo of Susie and Glen's house...

Bear and I thank Deedee, Josh, Chanda, Diana, Velma and Jim fer helping me out during one tough post-surgery period.  We also thank all of you out there for your encouragement during seemingless days of nonstop pain.  We're getting through it...thanks!

***LEARNING MOMENT***

Back when I was a young lad, we use to go out and sing songs in front of houses during Christmas season.  Times have changed.  So many new traditions, holidays, celebrations, technology, and cultures.  But, back in me youth "Jingle Bells" was me favorite carol.

 

Learned something new.  The popular "Jingle Bells" was actually written for a different holiday...not Christmas.

 

Which holiday was "Jingle Bells" originally written for?

 

HAVE FUN!

***LAST LEARNING MOMENT***

 

***French fries were invented in Belgium...they spoke French.***

 

We congratulate Poudre Canyon EDIE, Kaintuck DICK, Montana TED, UC Health LYNNE and ROSS, Florida ROBIN, and woodworkin' LOU!

MERRY CHRISTMAS,

Bear & Critters & ol' Stevie