Happy Easter!

Did you know?

For Western Christian countries, Easter is the 1st Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox on March 21st (got that?).  And it only took the religious hierarchy  about 1,000 years of squabbling across the board to come to this decision. (Whew!)

Did you know?

Our Easter bunny and painted eggs originated from the Pagan celebrations of Eostara (now known as Ostara), the German goddess of rebirth.


I’m going to leave you with a poem my daughter posted in comments a couple of days ago and a picture of mini daffodils, the flower that means Easter time to me.  And whatever your faith or celebrations,  I wish everyone a Happy Holiday.  Here’s to good faith, good food, and good company.

“An Old Irish Blessing” May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam. May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures. May all life’s passing seasons bring the best to you and yours!

4 responses to “Happy Easter!

  1. Beautiful, and awesomely informative, post! Hope your Sunday is festive, even with one vital member missing. Hug the kid at home twice instead.

    • We wound up missing 3 more besides her. It was rather strange. We did, however, skype with her while waiting for food. She had already been up and out and had walked down to the river to see what she had sat in some days ago. She has a ‘wonderful’ rash on her arm which she is sharing with her legs. I figure she brought the plant juice back on her jacket and backpack and has been spreading it around. It’s a 3 leaved something I don’t recognize right off the bat. It’s just starting to leaf out. Anyway, she took some lovely pictures of the river while she was there and she was sharing them with us. And Spider Bait said it isn’t as fun looking for his Easter basket without his sister to race. (Put a mother’s eye-roll here.)

      • One of my friends looked at the picture and said “Yep that’s poison ivy.” So much fun. Tell Spider Bait I missed him too and totally understand. Hope everyone had a Happy Holiday!

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