|Nativity, by Eric T. Wright|
This post was scheduled to go public at 6AM on December 25, 2013, while I was away in Topeka, Kansas, celebrating Christmas with Eric's side of the family. For some reason, it did not post. So, despite the failed Scheduling feature of blogger.com, it will appear now:
I have spoken at great length about the fantastic Ringling Bros. Circus of a Nativity that my mom made for me years ago...you know, the one with the extra wise men, a stockyard of animals, an unglazed baby Jesus and a bearded lady (not really)? Well, we have another Nativity here at the Bungalow, one that came to us from Eric's mom and dad, a Nativity that was brought all the way back from Burkina Faso. It is a fragile Nativity that we cautiously put up each year in very protected areas of the house. Eric has talked of building a creche for this Nativity, and on the heels of his successful building of our built-in bookcases, he did so. I think it is a fine creche for the Holy Family. I especially like the distressing that Eric did to make it look old. There was much poking with the screw driver and roughing up with the hand plane.