Saturday, December 23, 2006


My daughter played the part of Mary in a Living Nativity last weekend. We arrived on a beautiful 30-acre farm north in Bahama, NC, (the name derives from the first letters of the names of three local families: Ball, Harris and Mangum) to find out that she was going to hold a "real baby" only seven weeks old and not a doll like we expected.

"But I'm only seven!"

After practicing holding the "real baby" with the mom nearby, MH was ready for her debut as the mother of Jesus. The nativity was indeed "living" (and lively) with sheep and shepherd boys dueling each other with their walking sticks.

Today we found photographs of the Living Nativity in The Durham News with a stunning slide show.

Merry Christmas


Blogger Pat Paulk said...

And a beautiful Mother Mary she made too!! Some of the boys looked real excited. Somehow I understand that. Merry Christmas!!

6:16 PM, December 23, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Do you mean "The Three Wise Guys"? I see what you mean, Pat!

7:00 PM, December 23, 2006  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Yes ma'am I do!!

7:58 PM, December 23, 2006  
Anonymous Fuzzy Grandpa and Grandma Nancy said...

Mary Helen is truly an angel (even when playing Mary)! She is a beauty. You are so blessed! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. Love to you all - Merry! Merry!

11:32 AM, December 26, 2006  
Blogger Jilly said...


have a great 2007

4:29 PM, December 28, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Love to you Nancy and Bill - I'm glad you got to see the pics. MH is very photogenic when she plays the mother of Jesus! :)

8:29 AM, December 30, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Thanks Jilly - hope you have a great 2007 too!

8:31 AM, December 30, 2006  

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