#698 Teaberry Puzzle

Acquired 2018

A box arrived in the mail. Upon opening it, I found this special dark hardwood Teaberry Puzzle - a gift to me from our RV friends, John and Marilyn McGrew, from Montana. They were on another RV Caravan Tour with Adventure Caravans visiting Shipshewana, IN at the Teaberry Wood Products shop. Their sweet note said they thought of me when they saw it and sent it to me!The puzzle pulls apart staggering into five pieces - the stable backdrop, the star insert, Mary and Joseph, and Baby Jesus in His manger. The pieces can then be arranged as desired. All the pieces then nest back into the stable for a flat display. I am honored to add this set to the collection along with the “Cruise Ship” Nativity - also a gift from John and Marilyn! October 2015.I was given this exact same set in May 2018, by our employee friend, Dave Livingston. He had been in PA visiting his sister and they went to Shipshewana, IN. to the Mennehof Amish Museum and he saw this nativity and purchased it for me. Interesting, that both these nativities came from the same town three years apart! Thank you, Dave. I will share the extra set with the Youth for Christ auction.