To delight of neighborhood children, the three wise men – part of a Nativity scene at 455 Cotton St. – are once again inching their way to Bethlehem. Explains homeowner Bill Russ: “I probably began this Nativity scene about 20 years ago. For awhile I put it on the roof of the house, where it was stationary. But getting up on the roof each year proved impractical, so I put the figures on the lawn – but all together. About five years ago I had the inspiration to start the three wise men and camel on one side and move them a bit each day closer to the Christ child, culminating on Christmas day. I know the wise men didn’t arrive for about three years, but this is the best I can do and children seem to to enjoy the affect.”
The InMenlo team will be tracking the progress of the wise men as they make their way across the lawn with additional photo coverage to come!