Away in a Manger ~

It’s the first impression,

  as you enter our home this Christmas  season,

a Holiday Nativity.

A humble homage,


the blessed birth.

But this  nativity, is made all the more

precious to our  family because it belongs to mom.

It hasn’t been out & about for several years. 

There is another box of figures somewhere...but I’m

honored to be the keeper of these  pieces, this  Christmas,

pieces…our mom patiently collected each holiday season,

from Petram’s Five and Dime, in Bellevue, Washington. 

She would tuck in fresh greens

from our pasture and later, lights

and it was the first impression  as you entered our

old Bellevue home. Can’t wait for her to see it.

Wishing you a


holiday season,