Episode 9 Monday

Half an later they came walking to the deck. I should say dancing and singing. I think they were singing Joy to the World.

Jeanne pointed at a chair at the table. “How about a slice of melon for breakfast?”

Dolores nodded and looked at me. “How does it feel to have Joseph and Mary in your barn. I’m so excited and want to yell it from the rooftops but Joseph said not right now.”

“You both are crazier than loons. That’s Joseph and Mary Smith or Joseph and Mary Jones out in the barn. How can you be so dumb and gullible? It’s not even Christmas time. It’s June. And Bethlehem is four or five thousand miles away.”

Dolores had a dumb grin on her face. “Tomorrow is the Summer Solstice. Christmas falls in the Winter Solstice time frame. Exactly six months apart.”

Who can argue with logic like that. I was getting ready to tell her how stupid she sounded when I heard a noise. I looked to our lane and three men were coming.

“Good morning friends. We were wondering if you have seen a stray lamb. We were riding by yesterday and one escaped from our trailer. A pretty little lamb. We would love to have it back.”

“Oh my God, Jeanne, it’s the Three Shepherds.” She looked at Jeanne questioningly. “Can we take them to the barn?”

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