So guess who was at Pretty’s Mast General Store today…
Never trust a Santa who has to wear a name tag
All’s well that ends well, as The Red Man is fond of saying and we have our Amiga Timekia to thank for this photo – we stood in line with the rest of the kids who came downtown for the Santa experience today. The Mast General Store was humming and Main Street was probably as busy as Fifth Avenue in New York…well, maybe not that busy – but definitely in the holiday spirit.
We have updates on the missing Baby Jesus from the cousins in Navasota, Texas this year. As our faithful followers will remember, the Nativity Scene at their church has been without the Baby Jesus for three years now. He was stolen – lifted right out of the outdoor Nativity Scene.
According to Church Organist, he mentioned this in the business meeting at the church last week and apparently the minister said the Nativity Committee had completely forgotten about the missing Baby Jesus and then he said, oh well, they would worry about that later since Baby J wasn’t born until the 24th. anyway.
And then, the committee decided to place one of the sheep in front of the Wise Man’s knee which now has a hole in it rather than spending any money to repair the hole. The roof is in tatters this year, but no funds were allocated to fix it.
When Church Organist’s brother Country Farmer heard this news, he became enraged and said he is personally contacting the chairman of the Nativity Committee next week and telling him that the Baby Jesus has been around for thousands of years and you can’t possibly have a proper Nativity Scene without him.
There is high drama in the church this year, and The Red Man will report updates as we get them from the cousins in Grimes County.
Get me outta here Percy – I’m a dog looking for some nog…
That is the best photo, I love it! Haven’t seen Santy around these parts yet.
Thanks so much plgcm! I’m sure Santa will make it to an establishment in your area before Christmas – if so, be sure to say hello for The Red Man!! 🙂
I shouldn’t say it, but nothing surprises me in the world we live in today. People still for the hell of it, for thrills, but stealing baby Jesus, there will be a price to pay, way big, for the one who did that. Great photo by the way!!!
My cousins couldn’t agree more – the first year he was gone Country Farmer assured me the thief would burn in hell!
Thanks for the compliment, too – we had fun with Pretty at her store today. 🙂
Best photo ever. Hahaha, I love the idea of Red standing in line for the chance to sit on Santa’s lap. And I am mystified why baby Jesus is STILL missing.
Thanks so much, Luanne…Santa apparently loves little children more than dogs because he was a bit jollier with them than he was with me, but he was a good sport about the picture! Pretty was happy to have us visit her store…
Unfortunately, the Nativity Committee at the church is reluctant to appropriate funds to refurbish the outdoor scene – they prefer to spend their money on poinsettias inside, according to our inside source! 🙂
The thief was never apprehended, and no Baby Jesus turned up in any pawn shops! It’s a true mystery to this day.
It sounds like the FrankMcCourt story!!!
I’m sure Frank McCourt told his better!!
He had illustrations to help him.
Ha! Unfair advantage then…:)
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As you know, Red, Ma waits for Baby Jesus news every year. It’s one of the highlights of her Christmas season. Ahem! We’ll leave that for her well paid shrink to tease out. Anyway, she is VERY excited to learn there is DRAMA again this year as she feared without Slow in Texas, news might not be freely available. Thank goodness for the Church Organist pipeline (that maybe a very bad pun!!!).
We love seeing you with Santa. He certainly gets around and may need the name tag to remind himself of who he is what with all that time traveling.
Love and sloppy Poppy kisses!
Your Miss Poppy Seed and her Mighty Pack ❤
Honestly, the old woman Slow is the same as your Ma about the Missing Baby Jesus…she still keeps the “Pipeline” (very good pun btw!) going with her cousins and just happened to ask for an update today and brother did she get an earfull…the Church Organist was disgusted with the Nativity Committee again this year and his older brother doesn’t like for the Scene to be incorrect because that’s where he stands outside the church to roll his cigarettes during the sermon. I swear Slow loves these stories – you can’t make them up. If your ma’s shrink is any good, s/he will want updates, too!! 🙂
Santa was okay if you like Santas. His ho, ho, ho wasn’t too hearty. Other than that, he was good. You can’t have everything, Poppy.
Paw Snaps and Twirls to you and Cassie P. and Zeus Almighty and Ma and Granny and the assorted cats in your care,
Your Red Man
You look great on Santa’s lap, Red! And the facial hair is a great match 😀
I hope they find baby Jesus soon or he’ll miss the party.
Greetings, favorite Australian Author Dianne Gray! We think you need to write a short story on the missing Baby Jesus!! Of course, you would have to write it in July!! 🙂
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