Easter Day Mama's Face Got Red When She Found Egg in My HeadBy Dolores Stroupe
Mama came in the house last weekend and said, "It looks like Easter outside." I went out and I don't believe I have ever seen the grass as green. The birds were singing and I could feel the warmth of the sun's rays. After such a cold winter, I was glad to say goodbye to winter's gloom and welcome back the tulips, crocuses, dogwood trees, and redbud trees. Two bright red cardinals sat in my dogwood tree looking like a postcard for North Carolina. A big, fat robin sat on the fence singing out a clear, "Wake up." It seemed as if the earth was waking up and the birds were singing their songs of praise. Farmers and gardeners have started to plow their gardens and sow. My, grandfather, Daddy George, always planted his garden on Good Friday.
Easter was always a special time for us. Mama told my sister and me The Legend of the Dogwood describing to us that the white flower symbolized the purity of Christ, and that on the outer edge of each petal there were nail prints brown with rust and stained with red and in the center of the flower there was a crown of thorns. We knew Easter was the time to celebrate the resurrection of Christ.
We did traditional Easter things that we loved and that mama made such fun for us. She helped us dye eggs on the Saturday before Easter. Linda and I were very honored that our school janitor who lived down the road asked us to dye his eggs so we had a lot of eggs to play with. We would dip the last egg in all the colors, and called it the "crazy egg."
Our new clothes were pressed and ready on Saturday night before Easter morning. I remember one Saturday night before Easter when my sister, Linda, was in another bedroom and mama and I were in our bedroom. Mama thought Linda said, "Mama I'm turling my hair." Mama replied, "Go ahead, honey." We looked in on Linda and she was standing in the middle of the bed with a pair of scissors. She had said, "Mama I'm tutting my hair." She had cut one side of her hair off and our patient mama sat her down and evened her hair up. Linda's patent leather shoes, our socks trimmed with lace, and our blue taffeta dresses were laid out and we were ready for the next day. I had a headband with flowers and Linda had a little hat. Mama told us we were ready for The Easter parade.
Easter EggsEaster Eggs Hiding and Hunting
We went to church on Easter Sunday and had Easter dinner at Mama Kate's. After dinner the egg hiding and hunting began. My cousins would all get together and we all had so much fun. We fought eggs too. We would cup an egg in our hand and another person would hit the egg with the pointed edge of their egg. The egg that lasted the longest was the winner. One year Michael said he boiled his egg for fifteen hours to make it hard.
I always salvaged a few eggs for some more fun on Monday. I remember one Easter Monday when my childhood friend and cohort in crime, Linda Ann, came down to hide eggs with me. We started out hiding eggs, then we started fighting eggs and the next thing I knew Linda Ann had crumbled an Easter egg in my hair, and to make matters worse she salted it. My sister, Linda's mouth dropped wide open and mama came outside took one look at my head and sent my best buddy and cohort in crime home. She grabbed me and took me inside, laid me on the counter and washed smashed shells, yolks, boiled egg whites, and salt out of my hair. I knew mama was not happy so I was quiet, which was unusual for me. Later, after I had my "speaking to,'' my buddy and cohort in crime was allowed back into our yard. All was well again. Summer was coming and we had lots more to get into.
I hope you and your family have a blessed Easter and make some happy memories.
By: Dolores Stroupe
"We have variety pages, information, news and resources! With lots to see and do. Enjoy your saty and may your day have smooth sailing! May your day be uplifted from start to end and filled with sunshine and warmth, joy and happiness and be untroubled and serene in all that you do. Thank you for joining us and for visiting our family friendly, multi functional web site portal. Enjoy your stay.
Public Relations ( press release )
Carousel Carousels The Golden Age
Poem Lend Me A Pup
HUMOR / Comedy / JOKES
Children's Safety Helping Kids at a2000greetings Helping children with a personal touch, children's safety. A200greetings has information for helping kids around the world. Protect kids for generations.
On Coronavirus COVID-19
American Indian Information
Bridal and Wedding
Planning a Wedding and Organizing a Bridal Shower
Family ResorcesPlay Glitter Game
Puzzle IQ Test
Check our holiday section for lots more puzzles.
Casino Game Fun
Get to know Jerrie Cobb Who's Driving the Bus?
Organize Your Stuf Five Minute Organizing
One of my favorite things about being an Internet Entrepreneur is that I can literally wake up in the morning with an idea for a new product and have it become a reality by the afternoon. Or I can find new ways to promote an existing product. Or I can join a new affiliate program or pursue a joint venture. Every time I repeat this process I create a new stream of income to add to my existing revenue base.
The Perfect Home Based Business
Are you looking for a Business you can Work at Home? Did you know that a Work at Home Business is the dream of millions of Americans, and millions more world wide? It is estimated that over 68% of us will have some kind of Home Business to help supplement our income. Plus, numerous surveys show that a Business of your own is still the #1 way for the average person to achieve financial freedom and independence. Read-More The Perfect Home Based Business
a2000 Greetings Flash Games
Helps tens thousands amateurs and professionals involved in stock photography in preparing and uploading their images to leading stock photo agencies.. a2000 Greetings Flash Games
How To Market Your Home Business On A Shoestring Budget
Happy New Year
With a pinch of the luck of the Irish and hug.
Happy St Patrick's Day
Four-Leaf Clover Fun & Info.
An Irish Friendship Wish
The National Anthem of the Republic of Ireland & Irish National Anthem Gaelic
St. Patrick's Day Word Search Puzzle Free
St. Patrick's Day Child Maze Printable(Free)
Labor in America
Halloween Fun Scare(Our Other Site)
Garden Of Friendship
Our a2000greetings website guardian angel came out looking like my mom.
Angels Of The Garden
Welcome to a2000greetings Community Forum - Index
Search Engine Web Directory
Webmaster Resources & WEBSITE BUILDING
Webmasters Tech resources easy webmaster solutions
Color Chart is popular with web developers
Free Website Content Page 1
Things for your site Page 2
MPEG Encoder Ultimate
Quantcast for a2000greetings Report
Webstatsdomain for a2000greetings 100/100 Web Reputation for a2000greetings is 100/100
Add Us To your site. Thank You. Use and Refer a2000greetings
Add To Favorites / Bookmark Us
Safe Surf Rating for a2000greetings. Certification Child Safe For Web Design and Developers
Enjoy your stay. Best wishes, and we hope you discover a beautiful day, and smooth sailing throughout!
Designed: By Susan an a2000greetings brand. Our Brands
SSL Report: www.a2000greetings.com (188.8.131.52)
"May your day have smooth sailing!"