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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Gone Hunting for Eggs...



John 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.


Easter has always been a special day, there are so many reasons to celebrate. Most importantly, that Jesus died for us, in order for us to go to Heaven! But also it is Spring, the long winter is over and Easter just seems to usher in spring and signal that winter is officially over.

As a child, a big part of Easter is of course the Easter Bunny and the dying of eggs. And of course, the egg hunt itself. As a child I remember egg hunts with my brother and sister. The Easter Bunny who visited our home was never too good at hiding eggs. Our Bunny always seemed to leave the eggs in such clear sight, but it was still fun.

But, the best part of my childhood Easter was the Sunday morning Sunrise Service at our church. It always amazed me that the church would be full at such an early hour. We attended the Good Friday service and when we would leave the church you would leave in such a somber mood, but were told to return in two days in a joyous mood. On Sunday morning everyone was happy. We worshiped and sang hymns, and when the service was over we would have breakfast at the church.

In my memory that Easter morning breakfast was the most delicious breakfast of the whole year. We would have coloured hard-boiled eggs, muffins with jams, and the most delicious buns. The buns were simple white buns, but you would want to stuff yourself with them. My Great-Aunt Amelia was the baker of these buns. How she ever did it, I will never know! The buns would be so fresh and just have a hint of sweetness. It was a sad time when she was no longer able to produce the buns needed for the breakfast. Others tried, but they could never be replicated.

My Great-Aunt is now almost 91 years old, and I had the opportunity to see her this week. Seeing her and it being Easter, brought all these memories flooding back.


We are heading out to Grandma and Grandpa's for Easter this morning. Horrors of all horrors, they don't have internet. I am going to have some with drawl, I am afraid.

I wish all my sweet friends that visit me here a wonderful Easter. I wish you peace and love, and blessings this weekend.


Make some memories that will last a lifetime!



25 comments:

Anissa said...

We are off to our Church Easter Egg hunt! Hope you have a great time today! Love all your memories we use to do the same -- Now I'm making all those memories for my kids. Thanks for sharing.

Opus #6 said...

Have a wonderful Easter. Sorry about the internet. We'll keep the home fires burning for you. Belated Happy VGNO.

Mighty M said...

What wonderful memories - I hope you have a fantastic weekend!! ;-)

~~gail~~mooselovingmamabear said...

Great memories! I also loved the sunrise breakfast... :-) Have a blessed Easter...

Sue said...

Oh my... I can totally understand that fear of withdrawl... I'm like that at my Dad's too!

Your Easter memories sounds wonderful. My Mom used to make "Hot Cross Buns" that sound very similar to your Aunt's. I never did learn to make buns from my Mom before she died. One of my life's regrets I think ;-)

Enjoy your Easter and God bless xo

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Great memories!! I love Easter.

Jenni Jiggety said...

Happy Easter, Pam!

angie said...

Happy Easter. What a wonderful post today!

Laurie in Ca. said...

Beautiful memories here Pam and I hope you will be making more of them at Grandma and Grandpa's this weekend. I love you and wish you the most blessed Easter.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Happy Easter, Pam! This was a beautiful post, so very beautiful!

Kristina P. said...

Internet withdrawls takes a while to recover from! I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend.

Hit 40 said...

I bet that dear old woman remembers exactly how to make those buns. Ask her!!!!

Wibeche og Rune said...

What sweet memories. Beautiful pictures and verse:)

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Kate said...

Great memories about Easter. I love this time of the year too. Great post.

Megan said...

What wonderful memories! And how great that your aunt is still around, even if she can't make the buns any longer. Have a great Easter with your family!

Debbie said...

And I wish you a joyous Easter as well.

Tammy said...

Thanks for sharing. I get goosebumps up my arms every Easter Sunday when we sing "Up from the grave He arose!"

He is Risen!

(Following through Follow Me Club at MBC)

Jenners said...

Best wishes to you for a Happy and Blessed Easter! Thanks for sharing your memories. My grandmother made unbelievable pierogis (a Polish food) and when she passed away, so did the exact method she had for making them. No one else's ever tasted the same. She was the type of cook who didn't measure -- she just "knew." : )

Veronica Lee said...

Happy Easter!

Yaya said...

Happy Easter! You reminded me that growing up we would be on spring break in Myrtle Beach and sometimes Easter would fall while we were there and we would go to the sunrise sermon on the beach which was beautiful!!!!!!

kel said...

Enjoy a nice, peaceful Easter!!!

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

Happy Easter - enjoy your time with your family!

Susan said...

Happy Easter!

Kalei said...

happy easter! I have fond memories of easter also. we would always do something with the sundaay school kids.

mommytoalot said...

Happy Easter!
I too have may fun Easter memories. Sure wish my children do as well