The LuLac Edition #3471, April 16th, 2017
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……. that the tallest chocolate Easter egg ever was made in Italy in 2011. At 10.39 meters in height and 7,200 kg in weight, it was taller than a giraffe and heavier than an elephant! And unlike the giraffe, it didn’t give birth on You Tube or Cable News outlets.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……the Easter Bunny tradition made its way to the US in the 18th century. It is believed to have originated in Europe where it was actually the Easter Hare. Other Easter traditions include wearing Easter bonnets, making Easter baskets and having Easter egg hunts.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that despite the best efforts of organizers of Easter Egg Hunts, where they set limits on how many eggs a child could get, there is always some lamebrain parent or kid who will break the rules.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…..that Jelly Beans were the product of a war effort to help sweet tooth of Civil War soldiers. The beans were first made in America by Boston candy maker William Schrafft, who ran advertisements urging people to send jellybeans to soldiers fighting in the Civil War.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……but not so much that the date of Passover is variable as it is dependent on the phases of the moon, and thus Easter is a movable feast. This year the two overlap each other.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….. The name Easter owes its origin from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess who symbolizes hare and egg.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….that back in the day pretzels were associated with Easter because the twists of the pretzel were thought to resemble arms crossing in prayer. Plus let us never forget the tradition of hot cross buns.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED…….. that in medieval times, a festival of ‘egg-throwing’ was held in church. The priest would throw a hard-boiled egg to one of the choir boys, and then tossed from one choir boy to the next. When the clock struck 12, whoever held the egg, was the winner and got to keep the egg. In some of the churches I’ve been in most people wouldn’t notice because they would be too busy yacking to their neighbors instead of concentrating on the service.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that in Hazleton an Easter Egg Hunt was held in a cemetery. There are parks, fire halls, they had to have it there?
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….. Americans buy more than 700 million marshmallow peeps during the Easter holiday, which makes Peeps the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy.
I used to buy them and my “go to” was to open them up and let them harden. But it’s been a few years since I had them. As a matter of fact the last Easter I had peeps was 2013 when I was having my Myasthenia Gravis crisis and could not chew or eat. They went down smooth.
MAYBE I’M AMAZED….. Half of the states in the United States have banned the practice of dyeing chicks for Easter. However, Florida recently overturned the 45-year-old law of preventing the dyeing of animals. Florida, yeah that’s a shocker!
MAYBE I’M AMAZED……that for all of the faults we all have, a majority of us realize that today is the celebration of the resurrection of Christ three days after his death. It is the oldest Christian holiday and the most important day of the church year.
The church service I went to last night at my parish was inspiring and well done.
Easter blessings to all.
(Source: MSN.com, LuLac)