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I am beyond vexed that the lottery has not made me a winner. I am not greedy for millions ~my needs are simple: good books, better wine, and a new vehicle.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Improvising Joseph

I bought a Creche ( insert accent grave over the first "e" sil vous plait ) on e-Bay last year. I happened upon it ~ and it was just like the one we had when I was a child. Which my parents gave to me when I got married, and my ex-husband said he didn't know where it was when we divorced. Yeah. Right. I remember the bonfire he built. Vividly.

So I get the Creche, and it is just as I remember - a 1950's cardboard manger, Italian ceramic figures of the Virgin, the shepherd, 3 kings, barnyard animals, the infant etc. but no Joseph. I knew old Joe was missing when I bought it. And I really want a Joe that goes with Mary...so the search for the perfect Joseph continues...but until he joins us we have: Obi-Wan-Joseph. The Minion doesn't know where his hands are, but he fits in the Creche better than the Vince McMahon or Batman action figures. I was bummed Vince didn't fit.

If you click on the picture, it should enlarge in order to really see the handless glory of the pseudo-pseudo father of the Christ-child.


Cat said...

THAT!? is awesome. Maybe Minion can build you one out of Lego.

I dare to wonder (and am sure the Internets would tell me) if there's a star wars themed one with Princess Leia as Mary and ewoks as the sheep and Han as Joseph. Luke, Obi-Wan and Yoda are the three wise men. I'm sure I'm not the first person to consider this.

Leigh said...

Improvision is a beautiful thing!