Christmas in Rome

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In December,1223, Francis of Assisi enacted the first living nativity scene, with animals, near Greccio, Italy. So for an authentic nativity experience we traveled to Rome.

Georgia.

For Great-Grandmother Ruth’s eggnog and blog.

Following is a cross-post from Charmaine.

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“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:

and the government shall be upon his shoulder:

and his name shall be called

Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

ISAIAH 9:6

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My mother is the oldest of seven children and several of my aunts and uncles leave near my grandmother, so when we are able to visit for Christmas, we have a huge family gathering. The church they all attend has an annual live Nativity Scene that we love participating in. Here’s the wide shot — this year, Jack and I got to be Mary and Joseph, while the girls were angels, the Dude was a shepherd, and the Wise Men on the left include two cousins and my uncle.

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The Dude was thrilled — the donkey made an aromatic contribution to the evening. . .

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Baby Boo wanted to be an angel, too and kept saying, “I dressed, I dressed” . . . but as you can see, he drew the line at the halo. . .and the posing thing? Forget it!

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Cross Posted at Reasoned Audacity.

Courtesy of a Yellow Dog Democrat! He posted today his Top Ten Christmas Memories. . .

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