By Gwen Cornwell
Remember When 

Reflecting on Real Eggs


This is a more recent memory. Do you remember when community Easter Egg hunts featured real eggs? It does not seem like so many years ago that various organizations in communities got together an evening or so before the big Easter Egg Hunt and spent the evening cooking and dyeing eggs. Yes, real eggs. I am sure it turned out to be a fun event, dyeing all of those eggs. But that was all there was to it. You didn’t have to open each plastic egg and stuff candy, a toy or something in it before it was ready for hiding. Of course like now, they still had to be hidden. I am sure that the good side of the plastic eggs would be no munched dirty eggs that your kids just might eat.

I know that dyeing some eggs is still pretty much tradition and what cheap entertainment. If your extended family is lucky enough to have some older children as well as the youngsters, the whole afternoon can be spent hiding and finding eggs. A whole weekend of entertainment for the price of a few dozen eggs. Then my mind goes back to the depression years. Maybe it was being too extravagant for some families to even dye eggs, but on the other hand, the eggs were probably handled carefully and then used for the next meal. Well, my speculation anyway. Hope that you all had a fun time [on] Easter and remembered to be thankful for all our blessings.


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