In 1982, I was renting the upstairs of dad's double house for just $100 a month (which included meals and utilities!) It was a sweet deal. During the time I rented his upstairs, I was youth director at the Brooklyn Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and would have the youth group over for a time of snacking and just hanging out after the Sunday evening service. Usually, we'd have about eight, but when I started the special Christmas project of actually making a Nativity set for the church, we got more kids to come.
I covered my large dining room table with a sheet so we could just paint on that and I could leave it up all week. (I lived alone up there, this was before I even knew Gerard in my former life.) I bought the pieces and the paint, chalk, spray, trays and dad made a stable out of cardboard that the boys could glue wood onto and then stain it. We worked on this about six weeks and then set it up in the church narthex with the intent of using it every year.
Unfortunately, some pieces got lost and broken so I took it back and use it every year. I had to replace Mary and the cow and the angel. To see my post with Spunky Doodle helping me set it up this year, go to Spunky Doodle Helps Set Up Nativity Set. Spunky is the Tuxedo cat I got from dad's when it was just 3 months old.
(All these pictures of making the set were scanned in with my new photo scanner I got for my birthday this year.)
This post is a Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop prompt: Show us your Nativity Set.