"But as far as I'm concerned, Mary is always going to look a lot like Imogene Herman-sort of nervous and bewildered, but ready to clobber anyone who laid a hand on her baby. And the Wise Men are always going to be Leroy and his brothers, bearing ham. And I thought about the Angel of the Lord-Gladys, with her skinny legs and her dirty sneakers sticking out from under her robe, yelling at all of us, everywhere:
HEY! UNTO YOU A CHILD IS BORN!"