When I threw down my broom on Befana day, I squeezed in some time for a new Shower Pull Along in honor of the wise woman who followed the star. In the legend, Befana was the housekeeper to the wise men as they traveled to the Star of Bethlehem on Epiphany.
In the Befana spirit I assemble and shower pull along designed to clean the most grimy human body conditions. For this project I have chosen a stackable two unit RIGID mobile tool box. I has three handles, locks on one side and has a two wheel system for transportation in emergency situations like searching for the Star of Bethlehem.
Inside of the Befana Pull Alongs:
The gravity bag summer shower, a key lock bag and Witch Hazel Astringent are at the center of this Befana pull along.
This flat bottom wire rack and two waterproof mesh totes fit into the Rigid pull along.
Dry Shampoo and two types of brushes will add to the grooming kit complementing all of the necessities of a mobile bathroom. Went back and forth on whether or not to include latex gloves. What do you think I should add to this Cara fully prepared pull along?
Credit to Wikipedia for the Legend of Befana
Christian legend had it that Befana was approached by the biblical magi, also known as the Three Wise Men (or the three kings) a few days before the birth of the Infant Jesus. They asked for directions to where the Son of God was, as they had seen his star in the sky, but she did not know. She provided them with shelter for a night, as she was considered the best housekeeper in the village, with the most pleasant home. The magi invited her to join them on the journey to find the baby Jesus, but she declined, stating she was too busy with her housework. Later, La Befana had a change of heart, and tried to search out the astrologers and Jesus. That night she was not able to find them, so to this day, La Befana is searching for the little baby. She leaves all the good children toys and candy (“caramelle”) or fruit, while the bad children get coal (“carbone”), onions or garlic.
Another Christian legend takes a slightly darker tone as La Befana was an ordinary woman with a child whom she greatly loved. However, her child died, and her resulting grief maddened her. Upon hearing news of Jesus being born, she set out to see him, delusional that he was her son. She eventually met Jesus and presented him with gifts to make him happy. The infant Jesus was delighted, and he gave La Befana a gift in return; she would be the mother of every child in Italy.