Meanwhile, back in Wisconsin, Bob got something special made for her by Chrissy.
In New York, Chrissy’s great joy was a visit from Warrior Princess, who took some time off from her usual super-hero duties in the U.S. Armed Forces.
She almost got to see some grand children, but there were some difficulties that led to a last minute cancellation.
In Virginia, Ting got a new toy she’d been wanting for a while.
In Maryland, Zophiel had a little job trouble early in the season when applying with a South Korean firm.
Then, when heading north for some skiing, she nearly got involved in a snowy road accident.
But she still had a great Christmas at her own place, decorating the tree just the way she wanted it.
In Oklahoma, Mindful and his good Lady enjoyed a cowboy Christmas, and as usual, no one “shot their eye out.”
Here in Colorado, it was also a cowboy Christmas, and in Parker, CO, we had a particular treat in having Michael Martin Murphey perform his “Cowboy Christmas” show in town this year. He’s been doing that show around the West for years, and I fondly remember having him drop by one of the northern New Mexico ranches where I was working back around the summer of 1979 or 1980 to play for free for the staff. Sure, he got some buffalo stew out of it, but it was generous of him, and I’ve always admired this authentic cowboy minstrel.