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Each year under our Christmas tree we put up Mr. Gattino's very big Nativity scene. It was a whole village. In a stable was Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus laying in the crip.
One Christmas my mother decided to replace the ceramic Jesus (without asking of course) and bought 6 little Jesuses in marzipan. She took the ceramic baby out and put a marzipan Jesus in the crip.
Next morning the crip was empty. Of course she immediately suspected our little son to have eaten little Jesus. Little son was very upset and offended, he hadn't touched little Jesus.
With a suspicious glance on us (the parents) she put another marzipan Jesus in the crip. Next morning the same. The crip was empty. Now everybody was suspect to her even her husband, my father, who pretended to be the honesty in person, was suspect. He got very angry about that and we got into the right Christmas mood.
Now she had only one Jesus left and I was more and more intrigued by this strange happening. And then one afternoon when I went into the living room, what did I see ? Our dog Bianca who just leaked his moustache with satisfaction. The mistery was solved and the ceramic baby Jesus got back in his crip !
Our dog Bianca who died in 1988
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