To most individuals, despite religious affiliations or lack there of, this image to the left represents Mary, Virgin, Mother of Jesus. But to my 3 year old niece, she's something even more. She. Is. Her. Baby. That's right folks, little Genevieve - otherwise known as 'G' or 'Super G' - is the proud mother of her little baby Mary statuette. A statue that once belonged to my mom as a little girl and then was placed lovingly on a shelf, collecting dust for most of my childhood. And finally after many many moons, Statue Mary is finally getting some TLC. Sacrilegious? I think not. Altho Sister Geraldine may disagree.
Here's an email that I recently received from my mom after a recent trip to Seattle:
In the meantime G continues to collect over all of the Mary statues. For those of you who don’t know, G’s become enamored w/my childhood Mary statue and carries her everywhere like a doll; she was also given a handmade one by one of the sushi chefs at the restaurant – it’s made out of plastic coke bottle, dressed up like Mexican Mary and she too travels w/Caucasian Mary. Yesterday they purchased a resin Mary and a 5x7 photo to go along w/nightlight. Go figure Alethea would have a child who has taken to religious statues.
memorabilia. They visited a Catholic gift shop yesterday and G went ape…..
Seriously, you can't make this stuff up.