Christmas in Rome


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.


For Great-Grandmother Ruth’s eggnog and blog.

Following is a cross-post from Charmaine.


“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.”


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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.



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


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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