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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Easter Advisory

We're coming up on Easter and with Easter comes the Easter eggs and the traditional Easter Egg Hunt.  In past years, the site of the hunt here has often been the beach, which seems to me so untraditional that it appears to be an inspired choice.

Anyway, I heard this fine story today from a friend.  The parents at the local school who, I take it, are sponsoring this year's hunt have the task of stuffing a thousand plastic Easter eggs for this adventure.  Each egg gets a piece of candy, and a small toy, and, for all I know, a copy of the New York Times.  Whatever. But the point of the story is that each of these thousand plastic eggs has to be filled and then to be taped shut in order to foil the efforts of gulls and crows to open the eggs before the child hunters get to them.

Which may be why the beach, in those places where there are beaches, is not the traditional site of Easter Egg hunts.  But, I do wonder what Saint Francis would have said to it all?

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