2 Dec 2010
JOSEPH IS MISSING !
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To our Christmas decorations belongs a Christmas crib, very important for Mr. G. as he always had a crib and not a Christmas tree in Italy when he was a child. Italians love huge nativity scenes and Christmas trees were only introduced later.(Italian Christmas cribs)
The big one Mr.G. has gotten when he was two years old sits in the attic since a few years because we always celebrate Christmas in our son's home.
But we have a small one, a cute little substitute with everything Mr. G. needs to be happy. When I had put up the whole crèche with the cow, the donkey, some sheeps and some cute little angels, and had put Mary together with baby Jesus in his crip I noticed with horror that Joseph was missing !
Now a Mary without Joseph sitting alone in front of her baby was a religious afront and a scandal ! I unwrapped the 3 kings in the hope to find Joseph with them, but unfortunately he wasn't with them either. I looked through all boxes and bags no Joseph. It was terrible ! How could I explain to Mr. G that Joseph apparently has escaped and is now a fugitive. There are already some doubts about Mary's virginity and now my crèche has a fatherless mother !
Finally I called Mr. G. for help ! I told him that Joseph is missing and that Mary is sitting alone in the stable. First he was really upset, a crèche without Joseph impossible, but then he had a closer look and picked up one of the three kings. Here, he said is your Joseph ! I looked at the little figure saw no difference between a king and a Joseph (I am not a crèche expert) took Joseph and put him with wife and child and everything went back to a harmonious normal. Except that now a king is missing ! But that is not so important right now we have until January 6 to find him, when they arrive at the stable to offer their presents.
Our crèche, now one king still missing !
The very big one we have is a whole village with houses, farmers, camels etc. a little like this one, I couldn't find a more similar one on Internet.