Tymothie's darling son Fred calls me Gran Nella. (You can read more about Fred here) When Tymothie got Fred he declared me Fred's granny... I balked at that, and originally was going to be a Gran Mere (french for grandmother) but Fred started calling me Gran Nella, and it stuck. Fred loves this particular nativity because for him it is life size. He wanted to go visit baby Jesus, so he climbed up on the table to visit for a while.