Grandpa and the Christmas Crib by J.W. Keleher
Approx. 4,640 words.
Published on November 8, 2010 by
Turquoise Morning Press.
Mateusz and his grandfather decide, one wintry day in Krakow, Poland, to begin the creation of a traditional Christmas crib (a manger scene set in a model based on one or more of Krakow's historic buildings). The boy is the artist and works on the design, while Grandpa focuses on the model construction. Mateusz abandons the project after Grandpa's unexpected death.