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Changes in celebrating Easter


March 31, 2021

Easter is nearly here, and I started thinking about the changes in celebrations during my lifetime. When I was a little girl in a small town in Missouri, actual eggs were used in Easter egg hunts. Boiled and hand-colored eggs were scattered around the city park. On the signal, kids were released to swarm over the grassy slopes looking for eggs. Very few of us had actual baskets for the eggs. Mostly we used paper sacks.

Among the myriad colors were a few eggs painted gold. These shining eggs signaled a big prize like a very large basket of goodies. My parents never let us eat the eggs we fou...

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