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Nativity plus Olive

Olive and the Baby Jesus

This is our family nativity set, dutifully brought out every year, repeatedly organized by miscellaneous boys, periodically misplaced, wholly enjoyed. Joseph is always the most dishevelled looking; once his hair came partially unglued he was never the same. Several animals have disappeared over the years (I personally miss the chicken), and once in a while […]

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Our Nativity Set

Our Nativity Set

My favorite is the little goat-boy (bottom left corner, nice necklace). Over the years the goat-boy has been in charge of different animals, but currently he seems to be responsible for the llama, a camel, the donkey, the little black goat plus a little blue one, a stripey rabbit, a red cat, and two ducks […]

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Baby Possum

A Possum Named Zero

I adored my job at the museum. In addition to all the museum’s design work, I loved hanging out with and helping the animal staff. Because the museum had such an extensive animal collection, we were often the recipients of lost, abandoned, or wounded animals. One day a shoebox — well-poked with pencil-sized holes — […]

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