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Easter Stories (Contest)
Thursday, March 28th, 2024

UPDATE: The winner is…Pamela!

Yes, I know. Easter is on Sunday. However, Sunday’s post will be respectful…

So, I wanted to tell a story about something that happened one Easter morning to the Devlin family. Several years ago, when the kids were smaller and my daughter’s family lived across the road, I rushed over in the early morning to help set out the baskets. All went well. The kids woke up and were thrilled with their gifts and candy. Then they headed outside to play while the adults enjoyed coffee. A few minutes later, the youngest child ran back inside, sobbing.

“The Easter Bunny died. He’s dead!”

We all rushed out to see what she was talking about. The long driveway leading to their house was gravel and dirt (we live in the country!). So, when it rained, whereever the gravel wasn’t thick, small mudholes would form. The boy-child was standing beside one of the small muddy potholes with a stick, dragging something from a mudhole. It was a dead rabbit—a large dead rabbit—so covered in mud it looked like a giant chocolate-covered bunny. Yes, of all the days for it to happen, a bunny had croaked and fallen into a pothole on Easter morning!

We had to assure them all it wasn’t the real Easter Bunny and that the “real” one would be back next year.

That’s my Easter story. It’s famous in our family. My daughter and son have another from their childhood, but that’s for another time…

For a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card, tell me an Easter story or tell me what your family’s practice is/was, if you celebrate Easter.

10 comments to “Easter Stories (Contest)”

  1. Pamela
    · March 28th, 2024 at 10:44 am · Link

    We didnt always have much money but mommue always made sure we colored eggs and she hid them well one year we couldnt find them all it was 2 ……… days later they 2 was found ………. by smell it was a very warm easter that year +

  2. Colleen C.
    · March 28th, 2024 at 12:16 pm · Link

    My mom used to make chocolates for our baskets when we were kids…. when my nephews were little, we set up an Easter egg hunt in the backyard for them and colored eggs together… in recent years it has just been dinner together.

  3. Debra Guyette
    · March 28th, 2024 at 3:08 pm · Link

    We love to have an egg hunt.

  4. Mary Preston
    · March 28th, 2024 at 7:24 pm · Link

    We used to make a nest using our sun hats. We would put it at the foot of the bed. In the morning it would be full of Easter treats.

  5. BN
    · March 28th, 2024 at 11:26 pm · Link

    Easter dinner

  6. flchen
    · March 30th, 2024 at 1:07 am · Link

    We grew up with egg coloring and an egg hunt every year, and continued to do that with the kids for a long time. It’s a fun part of the Easter celebrations and a reminder of God’s grace.

  7. Mary McCoy
    · March 31st, 2024 at 3:24 pm · Link

    We dressed up for church and when we got home we got to empty our baskets and see what the bunny brought us.

  8. Jennifer Beyer
    · March 31st, 2024 at 7:26 pm · Link

    We always had a big Easter. It was a chance to get together for a nice meal and say prayers of thanks. We haven’t done it for a few years but I hope to get back to it next year.

  9. Katherine Anderson
    · April 1st, 2024 at 3:48 pm · Link

    One year my grandmother counted up the egg hunt eggs and told us all we had found them all…… 6 months later our dog passed away….. We hadn’t found the all….she found a stash under a bush and at the lot wrappers and all…. We aren’t sure if it was chocolate poisoning or the obstruction to the bowel that git her in the end but…. Yeah….. (in Australia our eggs are made of chocolate not plastic and the filled like other countries do)

  10. cindy
    · April 4th, 2024 at 12:46 pm · Link

    My dad did the cooking and loved setting out a display of treats on the other table that only collected stuff, but never used to eat at. He went all out on holidays. He always had an assortment of candy. Some of which I haven’t seen in years. We all had individual baskets, but the table selection was the best. That is one of the few things that suck at being a single adult. I miss out on things like Easter baskets and birthday cakes unless I do it myself. That takes the fun out of it…

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