Hi, everybody - our first Mancat Monday of 2019.
I wonder if anybody else has trouble keying in the new year numbers.
Twice now I've written 2109 for some reason. Probably just me.
Okay, now. I have it on good authority that when the kings arrived to see the Christ Child, it was a madhouse around the manger, since sooo many people had found out about what was going on and there was no crowd control whatsoever back in those days. If that wasn't enough, one of the three kings, Nebuchadenezzar or whatever is name is, was complaining they should have left earlier, then shrieked upon stepping in cow dung. Poor Mary was beside herself.
The Holy Family was only too ready to leave and happy to hear there was a room at the inn finally, but had to decline, just wanting to get away from it all, offering it to the three kings who wound up sharing a king-sized bed (that's where the term came from, I'm sure..)
We hope your New Year's celebration was a darn sight more peaceful. Things have been a little scattered here, please forgive us. We'll be visiting you all a little more conscientiously in the future. (did I really write that word??)