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The Twelve Days of Christmas " Grand Lake style

Cathy Walton-Smith
View from the Lake
Grand Lake, Colorado

It’s that time of year when I give myself permission to break away from my usual rundown of events and other happenings in Grand Lake. If you don’t know what’s going on between today and the end of the year, I’m sorry.

Our mad rush for holiday shopping and gift giving is drawing to a close. The General and I will be spending time with family. As I write this, I know he has not even thought about shopping or gift-giving ” his priorities are elsewhere. With that in mind, here is my version of The Twelve Days of Christmas, you’ll have to hum the tune to yourself.

On the first day of Christmas, the General gave to me . . . a bumper sticker that says “Tourists Taste Like Chicken.”

On the second day of Christmas, the General gave to me . . . two big dogs, and a bumper sticker that says “Tourists Taste Like Chicken.”

On the third day of Christmas, the General gave to me . . . three baby cows, two big dogs and a bumper sticker that says “Tourists Taste Like Chicken.”

On the fourth day of Christmas, the General gave to me . . . four Cormey cds, three baby cows, two big dogs, and a bumper sticker that says “Tourists Taste Like Chicken.”

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On the fifth day of Christmas, the General gave to me . . . five bags of Kentucky’s jerky . . . four Cormey cds, three baby cows, two big dogs, and a bumper sticker that

says “Tourists Taste Like Chicken.”

On the sixth day of Christmas, the General gave to me . . . six guns a-shooting . . . five bags of Kentucky’s jerky . . . four Cormey cds, three baby cows, two big dogs, and a bumper sticker that says “Tourists Taste Like Chicken.”

On the seventh day of Christmas, the General gave to me . . . seven broken chainsaws, six guns a-shooting . . .  five bags of Kentucky’s jerky . . . four Cormey cds, three baby cows, two big dogs, and a bumper sticker that says “Tourists Taste Like Chicken.”

On the eighth day of Christmas, the General gave to me . . . eight horses running, seven broken chainsaws, six guns a-shooting . . .  five bags of Kentucky’s jerky . . . four Cormey cds, three baby cows, two big dogs, and a bumper sticker that says “Tourists Taste Like Chicken.”

On the ninth day of Christmas, the General gave to me . . . nine bags of chips, eight horses running, seven broken chainsaws, six guns a-shooting . . .  five bags of Kentucky’s jerky . . . four Cormey cds, three baby cows, two big dogs, and a bumper sticker that says “Tourists Taste Like Chicken.”

On the tenth day of Christmas, the General gave to me . . . ten cows a-grazing, nine bags of chips, eight horses running, seven broken chainsaws, six guns a-shooting . . .  five bags of Kentucky’s jerky . . . four Cormey cds, three baby cows, two big dogs, and a bumper sticker that says “Tourists Taste Like Chicken.”

On the eleventh day of Christmas, the General gave to me . . . eleven bales of hay, ten cows a-grazing, nine bags of chips, eight horses running, seven broken chainsaws, six guns a-shooting . . .  five bags of Kentucky’s jerky . . . four Cormey cds, three baby cows, two big dogs, and a bumper sticker that says “Tourists Taste Like Chicken.”

On the twelfth day of Christmas, the General gave to me . . . twelve promises to finish the basement, eleven bales of hay, ten cows a-grazing, nine bags of chips, eight horses running, seven broken chainsaws, six guns a-shooting . . .  five bags of Kentucky’s jerky . . . four Cormey cds, three baby cows, two big dogs, and a bumper sticker that says “Tourists Taste Like Chicken.”

Merry Christmas everyone.

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