To this day, very few people know the young girl on the donkey that night wasn’t actually a girl — it was my father (back when he was 12). The story never ceases to find its way into our Christmas traditions.
The Pocatello Idaho Stake high priests group was having a hard time finding a young woman to portray Mary in their re-creation of the Nativity. The girls were all afraid to ride the donkey. But just as it seemed the presentation would have to go forward without one of its key figures, a volunteer stepped forward.
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