#88 Finial - Out of Circulation

Acquired 1994

While Bob and I were down in Pasadena for the Rose Parade, 1994, Calvin Tooker came to visit us at our motel. He is excited about my nativity collection. I heard about Calvin through Serv International, Church of the Brethren. Calvin has been a nativity collector for several years and in 1993 donated his nativities to Hillcrest Homes, a senior retirement center for the Church of the Brethren. In that he had two finials, he wanted to share this one with me. He lives in LaHabra and drove all the way to Pasadena on New Year's Day evening to share this special piece with me.This treasured piece broke several years later while in storage and is no longer in the collection although my fond memories of Calvin Tooker will never fade away.