A family manger scene was handed down from the family. A son built a stable and it sits on the front porch.
When putting it up for the first time several years ago, our grandson noticed that Joseph was missing. Grandson said maybe he went to the store for bread and milk. Last year Mary was missing. Grandson said maybe she went looking for Joseph. Our plaster occupants of the manger are a mix of sizes but the Kings are about 22 inches high.
Looking for Mary and Joseph not made of plastic. This year a plastic Mary and Joseph were donated to us but it doesn't set the scene very well.
But we believe it still tells the story which a lot of people have forgotten.