Happy Easter to one and all!
Easter is, for Christians, all about the resurrection and the divinity of Christ.
OK – that’s the God stuff out of the way. Now, back to Easter. At least, Easter for a kid.
When I was a child I saw Easter as a kind of lesser Christmas. You know, you got stuff, but not a whole lot of stuff, and not big-ticket stuff. In fact, kind of stupid little stuff all in a dorky yellow and purple woven basket.
So, there would be chocolate eggs and jellybeans and little toy baby chicks, and that was about it.
Also, on Easter, we all ‘had’ to go to church where a family service would be held and there would be much talk about the true meaning of Easter, most of which I found rather abstract and too metaphorical for my tiny ears.
The Easter highlight always was the dyeing of hard-boiled eggs and the subsequent egg hunt. We’d gather a truckload of neighborhood kids around the kitchen table, pass out the eggs (only white ones) and dip them into containers of food-coloring and vinegar. My parents would then hide them around the big yard, and we would have to ferret them out. I don’t recall any prizes involved with this ritual, but it was simple fun, regardless.
It would also mean egg-salad sandwiches for the next many days.
OK, that is all I have to say about Easter, other than to hope you all have a very happy one.