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Sunday, April 16, 2017 ISSUE #904

The Easter Giraffe, bunnies and plastic eggs

The “Easter Giraffe” gave birth with over a million people watching. The Easter Bunny was miffed, “On the same day, over a million bunnies were born and nobody was watching.”

Of course you can ask, how did a rabbit and a bunch of hen eggs replace the Risen Savior as our reason for Easter Sunday?

If you grew up in a country church, you may have had an Easter Egg Hunt after Sunday School. Everybody colored a dozen hard-boiled eggs, took ‘em to church and a couple of men would hide the eggs on church property or in a nearby field. Then the kids were turned loose to hunt eggs. Yes, hunt. Maybe 15 minutes later, all the eggs were found. The one with the most eggs got a small prize. Every Mom hoped her kids had found enough that she could make deviled eggs for dinner. Now, that may sound odd, Easter eggs converted to Deviled eggs, but they’re good eatin’, nothing sacrilegious.   

But today, if you’re in town they scatter 10,000 plastic egg shells out on a manicured lawn, line up 1000 youngsters and blow a whistle. In less time than it takes to win the Kentucky Derby, the “eggs” have all been “found” and the so-called “hunt” is over. No matter how many you take home, Mom can’t devil ‘em.  

Historic quotes by Will Rogers:

“I bet any Sunday could be made as popular at church as Easter is if you made ‘em fashion shows, too.” DT #2718, Apr. 22, 1935

“I believe I discovered a way to aid preachers in getting people to church. Publish their pictures in the newspapers every Monday, instead of just on the day after Easter.” DT #836, Apr. 1, 1929

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