Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Eggs

Easter when I was a kid meant getting a new dress and shoes, ham and pineapple, a basket with plastic straw in it, a chocolate bunny, and dying Easter Eggs. On the Saturday before we would cover the table with newspaper and set out bowls of water ready for the PAAS dye tablets to go in. I don't remember how many eggs we would make, but probably 2 dozen. Everyone would join in. Some turned out ugly, some really cute, some very creative.

Sunday afternoon, after church, after lunch - we would have the Easter egg hunt. Mom or Dad would hide them and I would look for them and gather them in my basket. When my sister got old enough she would join in too. It was lots of fun. After the last hunt (we would have more than one) all the eggs would be put on a plate or in a bowl and sat on the dining room table ready to be eaten. What I remember is that I didn't like boiled eggs, so my Dad would dutifully go by and pick up an egg or two and eat those Easter Eggs until they were all gone.

Such a sweet memory, Daddy eating way more eggs than he wanted just so we could decorate them.

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  1. I, too, have similar memories of Easter. Nice post.

  2. I remember having coloured fingers for days after doing these

  3. We made Easter eggs when I was a kid but it's been almost twenty years since my wife and I made them.

  4. Did your dad ever get an egg allergy? Poor thing, but that's a fabulous dad you have! :)


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  5. Your post brought back a lot of memories. Your dad sounds like a good egg. ;)

  6. I'm not a big fan of hard-boiled eggs. But I do remember having a few over Easter, some years back.

  7. As a matter of fact, I'm going to be dying Easter eggs this Saturday with my grandkids. PAAS was around when I was a tyke back in the 60s. Another fun memory of my childhood.

  8. I have no eggs in the house... I'm leaving now... we are going to color them tonight! thanks for the reminder! :)

  9. This was the first year that I was able to dye eggs with my own kids, as we had some egg allergies to contend with (which my kids have outgrown). They had fun and I'm looking forward to hiding them along with jelly beans and several chocolate items on Saturday night.
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