Some of you know that my dad, Captain Christmas suffered a fall this December and broke his hip.
His surgery was successful, and then he spent most of the Christmas season in rehab.
I was fortunate enough to be able to fly down to help him and my mother get through that, and home just in time for the holiday. Captain Christmas ‘left the building’ on Friday, December 23rd, and was ensconced on his sofa, watching holiday movies by the afternoon.
While he was in rehab, however, he had the opportunity to spread Christmas cheer with his voice, and his stories. The center held a wonderful little Christmas program for the patients. The staff and the patients participated (those who wanted to, that is).
Dad and my brother, Tim, performed What Child is This (Greensleeves). Below is the video of that performance, for those who missed the Facebook Live version.
The day before he left the center, the staff gathered a group of patients together, and they went a-caroling around the center, bringing more cheer to the rest of the patients. They elected Captain Christmas, of course, to be their fearless fa-la-la leader. He thoroughly enjoyed the role.
So, Merry Christmas to you all, from Captain Christmas, and son.