First, happy Easter: May your own joy be resurrected on this day we celebrate the risen Lord! Second, more evidence our country has gone careening farther down the path of political correctness…
The Easter Bunny may soon be another casualty of the PC crowd. That just burns my cottontail.
But consider the irony. On one hand, you have some Christians up in arms because the Easter Bunny is even considered part of Easter tradition; after all, it’s really not Christian in origin. But at the same time, you have non-Christians saying the Easter Bunny should be renamed or abolished because of his ties to the Christian religion!
Seems nobody wants the little guy. Well, I do. Call him what you will, that little bugger brings chocolate…And anyone who brings chocolate can’t be all that bad.
One of my earliest memories is of Easter visits to my great-grandmother’s home in Muncie, Indiana. Each year, we’d travel about 4 hours from the Chicago area and meet my maternal grandparents at Great-Grandma Bertie’s house. She always had a homemade cake ready for us in an aluminum cake pan sporting a slide-on lid. The cake was covered with that wonderful, slightly gritty homemade icing. We’d enjoy that and sip cold milk out of jewel-toned aluminum tumblers.
Easter morning, I’d enjoy an Easter egg hunt in her little house. Foil-wrapped chocolate eggs were hidden in various cubbies and corners, and there was always one nestled down in her sculpture of praying hands (similar to this), right in the gap between the palms. Isn’t it funny the things you remember?