Sunday, March 31, 2013
Easter was a lot of fun too!
Easter is actually the most important day of the Christian world. We believe that on this day (or a day like this) three days after being crucified, Jesus arose from the dead.
(THE TOMB, at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, Sherry has been there, I haven’t!)
The first picture and these two are from the Holy Land Experience in Orlando. The boys took sherry on her birthday.
We have some beautiful moving songs, cantatas and plays that depict this. A huge stone being rolled away and a bright light shining from within as Jesus steps forward. VERY spectacular presentations.
(I just read, Easter is when America goes to church)
As a kid I knew Easter, I should , being the son of a preacher. In my youth I do not remember celebrating all the happenings before the crucifixion and resurrection, JUST MAINLY the resurrection or Easter.
BUT also as a kid I got to help or dye eggs. Boy was it fun. The most amazing thing to me was the ‘MAGIC’ pencil. I could write my name on an egg, but I could not see it. Then mama slowly lowered it into a cup of dye and my name would appear, just like magic! What was the name of the dye? PAAS, it was the same every year.
Imma telling you I loved boiled eggs. It was a food packaged just right (if it peeled well).
No plastic eggs for me, the real boiled eggs. Some folks knew how to boil eggs and not crack them. Dozens of colorful eggs. Oh yes and Easter baskets. The running to find the hidden eggs. I don’t remember ‘prize’ eggs , they were all a prize to me. What Shirl and I didn’t eat, made some delicious ‘Deviled egg’ sandwiches. Now is that a contradiction? Easter and Deviled eggs?
Most Easters the egg hunts were at the church. It was not unusual to find some eggs a week later that had been missed. When folks hid eggs when I was a kid, they HID them, they didn’t lay them out on the lawn. WE HAD TO HUNT for them.
Anyway, yeah I know too many eggs aren’t good for you, but I try to eat healthy now. In fact I might have out lived some folk who ate healthy all their lives. I think I out lived Euell Gibbons (64 yrs old)and he was a health nut, a nice guy.
Hope you are having a Great Easter. If you are not a believer, I hope you had a great day also.
These peeps just hatched!
Thanks for coming this way..
We all believe in something, even if it is nothing.
Dodge Deora ‘67 (A concept car)