Happy Sunday, and if you celebrate Easter, a Happy Easter Sunday as well. This is a quiet Easter Sunday for us. Last year, with our pandemic just beginning, we were blessed to have our four University students home from across Canada to finish their semesters at home. We were also blessed to have my mother with us for a happy Easter dinner.
We started the day with our version of an Easter Egg hunt. The four now adult kids in their pajamas, searching for chocolate eggs in our living room and along the front porch. No one was hurt. I can’t say this for previous years though! Our vegan daughter won the event with the most eggs as usual, and then proceeded to divide up the proceeds among her brothers. She always wins, but never eats the chocolate…….
This year we will for the first time not do the hunt sadly, so I thought I would post some silly quotes about eggs, and some photos of my Easter Egg collection. I don’t really need another collection, but Easter Eggs can be put out for a few days and then return to storage after the holiday!
Eggs throughout history have always been a symbol of fertility and sometimes royalty. Engraved and decorated Ostrich eggs dating back 60,000 years were found in South Africa. Decorated eggs have also been found in excavations of ancient civilizations in Crete, Egypt and Mesopotamia.
Wikipedia tells me that in Christianity eggs represent the empty tomb of Jesus, from which Jesus was resurrected. Eggs were often decorated and given as gifts at Easter, and then the tradition of giving chocolate eggs became popular. Chocolate is certainly popular in my household! I’m no historian or Easter expert though, so here are my egg quotes and collection of eggs……
Egg Quotations, and my little collection:
Truth and eggs are useful only while they are fresh.
One of my Pysanka style eggs – Ukrainian Easter eggs, decorated using beeswax and wax-resistant dyes in traditional folk art designs.
An egg is always an adventure; the next one may be different.
A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked. and be gentle to them.
Marble or stone Easter eggs
Words and eggs must be handled with care.
Pete, you’re a good egg. – from the Movie Moneyball. I include this because they keep re-running this movie this week – is it an Easter Movie, or is it just because of baseball’s opening season coinciding with Easter? hmmm…..
And speaking of eggs, I love my poached eggs, freshly made by my husband two to three mornings a week.
Happy Easter and Happy Spring everyone.