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The Resurrection

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It’s Easter Sunday…

a time to reflect on this special day…

We celebrate our Lord’s Resurrection…

a time to feel the power of what this means…

a time to reflect on our own salvation…

a time to reflect on the truth that needs to be shared…

and a time to worship with other Christians…

If not in a home church…

then with talking to friends/family…

and even words spoken on Facebook… and other media…

Our worship with our Lord can be with many or by oneself…

All good!…

Praise be to my Jesus… who died for me… and through this I will have Life Ever After…

AMEN!

 

A Little Bit of Easter!

I bought a rock…

well… a Stone… A pretty Dark Brown Stone…

polished and engraved with a pretty bird..

Placed it on this greenish blue small plate to put in my bathroom…

It says “Spring” to me!

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Easter baskets for Grandkids are made…

This year these were made with remembrances of them when they were little…

and although Grown-Up… 11… almost 14… and 21…

I think they will enjoy going through them…

They know I’m kind of silly!

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I loved this stand-up Bunny…

reminding me of older Easter Cards…

It winds up on the back… and music plays “In My Easter Bonnet”!…

https://youtu.be/lYac9O3GYTM (Song)

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A funky Bunny for the flower bed…

some things are starting to sprout!…

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Easter flag…

Painting Easter Eggs can be so much fun!…

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This old Wood Bunny has adorned my door for many years…

and I still like him!…

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This little Cabbage and Bunnies reminds me of the story of Peter Rabbit who got in Mr. McGregor’s Garden…

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https://youtu.be/ADi4UnMfSps   (story)

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Filled an empty vase with bright paper mache eggs and a Bunny…

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I have many sets of salt/peppers that depict the Holidays…

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Peter Cottontail and wife…

https://youtu.be/q7UXYvRRZFc    (song)

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I found these cute metal birds at the $ Store…

They will adorn my tree branch near our swing in the back yard soon…

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A few window clings brighten my kitchen windows…

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In Your Easter Bonnet

This little “Fishing Girl” had lost her fishing pole…

She was always sitting in our home where I grew up…

My daddy bought her and made her a special little shelf to sit on…

I treasure her!

I found a little twig outside on my walks in the yard and…

then I finally located this little blue glass fish to dangle from it…

She would pleased with her “catch” I think!

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I couldn’t resist this homemade little White Bunny made from a Handkerchief…

I loved the embroidery and details…

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and my last “find”… 

an Easter “Music Box”… with that Vintage Look …

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It plays “In Your Easter Bonnet”…

Enjoy Judy Garland and Fred Astaire singing their rendition from the movie “Easter Parade”…

https://youtu.be/lYac9O3GYTM

Irving Berlin – Easter Parade Lyrics

In your easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You’ll be the grandest lady in the easter parade.
I’ll be all in clover and when they look you over,
I’ll be the proudest fellow in the easter parade.
On the avenue, fifth avenue, the photographers will snap us,
And you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure.
Oh, I could write a sonnet about your easter bonnet,
And of the girl I’m taking to the easter parade.

 

Photos of Today…

Today…

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I had planted Poppys and Marigolds about a week ago… Do you see the little sprouts starting???

946505_10200248935005027_1218806216_n My Granddaughter, Kennedy broke her wrist and she finally had it cast today… It’s decorated with University of Louisville colors… black/red… her favorite team…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  I tried to capture the birds who have taken up residence in my little red birdhouse… for the past 3 years it has been occupied   every spring… but, they were just not having it!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  When I took a friend to pick up her prescriptions… she handed me these flowers (yes, they are real)…when she came out…

Just enough for my little vase… Aren’t they pretty sitting in between my funky little birds I bought on Easter clearance…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I bought my “Lady”  statue from the thrift store many years ago… I thought she was lovely… She’s been sitting inside for a long time… so…

I thought she would look pretty outside in my flower bed… just sitting on her bench… enjoying the sunshine

Daily Prompt: Unknown Caller

You receive a call from an unexpected person. Who is it, and what is the conversation about? Go!

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It’s usually a Holiday…. Christmas… Easter… Thanksgiving… etc. …

This young lady used to be a cousin by marriage

She loved my Mom and Dad

After my Dad passed… she would call my Mom on every Holiday… to wish her well…

My Mom was so happy to hear from her…

It was such a treat!…k11011359

They reminisced about my Dad… and exchange news briefly in each other’s lives…

Not… a long conversation… just a “keep-in-touch” phone call…

Linda would say she had a list of names k12930689that she called … and Mom was a priority

I loved her for that!…

This went on for many years until Mom passed… at 98 years…

Linda said she just loved them… “my parents”…

It seems that they showed her love and care

Linda said her list was growing short… so I suggested she add some new names… and I would love it if one of them could be mesca0386

So… now… unexpectedly unknowing… the phone rings… and I’m blessedk0982803 by a sweet voice on the other end… saying, “Just thought I would say hi… and see how you and yours are doing”… k11313815

We exchange a few words update our livesx30104644

Her… about her husband and their son/family…

and me, about my husband, kids, grandkids and others that she knew from the family…k11519603

Our last exchange was about a month ago… and I’ve promised to meet them at one of the last drive-in theatres k6791251 that is still in use in Georgetown, Indiana

I can’t wait!

Do I hear the phone ringing???k0438485

Computer Fixed!…Late Easter Pics!

My computer is finally up and running…k8394947

Evidently with us doing so much sanding… on walls and floors… the computer ate most of the dust!…RSCL0049k11099286k8865542

Burned out a part… but replaced and doing great!…

My cat, Jill is so happy that I’m back in my spot

She would come get me to come in the computer room with her OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA … and I would have to decline… so she would just look out the window without me…

I really don’t think she understood

I guess my last event was Easterk12882726 … with the Grandkids and family… so I thought I would share a few photos tonight…

Hope to get back in my writing groove soon… k4344779k7756882

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Table set for Easter Dinner… there were 9 of us…

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Candles lit…

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My daughter-in-law and Kennedy made little yellow chick cupcakes… Lemon flavor…

Aren’t they the cutest!

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I had filled about 40 eggs…

and Melanie brought more…

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Brother and sister… “Off to the hunt”…

I’m wondering if they will want to do do this next year???

Something tells me… YES!

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I was checking out the eggs I guess… so no head… but, a big grin!

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Kennedy’s brightly painted toes are showing here… in my flower bed in the front of the house… It had turned sunny and pretty warm by afternoon…

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Carson checking out the backyard… Melanie and her Mom did a good job hiding the eggs…

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Kennedy finding one in the Ivy climbing my big tree…

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Kennedy’s bag is looking quite full… but, still running around and checking for more!

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Carson finding one near the deck…

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She thinks she has won… finding the most eggs…

After opening them… she had accumulated candy and $9.00 in change and $1.00 bills…

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Sharing with Dad all that they had found…

I Used Paas Dye…

I picked up a package of Paas Easter Egg Dye … a little kit… at the thrift store the other day…

Why not!… it was marked $1.00 on the package as the original price and then the store had marked it to their price of 68 cents

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I’ll take it!…

The thrift store has more bunnies… Easter decorations… grass and baskets… of every shape… and even clothes to dress up the little ones…

and they were quite busy!…

I bought a little bunny too… He’s sitting on my bathroom shelf

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I decided I could wait no longer to dye the eggs… so after making some sugar cookies

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My guys love their sweets…

I boiled about a dozen eggs

Just enough to say I did it and to get that urge out of my system…

There were 5 colored tablets in the kit… pink, blue, orange, green and yellow with a little wire egg holder…

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plus a few colorful cardboard egg holders and a matching game of Easter characters… I was feeling like a kid again…

Simple pleasures!…

I read where just vinegar and the tablets in a cup k0996563 would make the brightest colors… lemon juice would make medium colors… and water for pastels

I opted for the brightest… only using vinegar!… u17660117

They turned out quite bright and pretty… and I managed to keep my fingers pretty clean…

Not dyeing them too much!

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I read about these Paas dyes… and a gentleman named William Townsley… who was a druggist… invented these special egg coloring dyes around 125+ years ago…

He renamed the company paas-logo after the Pennsylvania Dutch word Passen which was used for Easter

Quite interesting… that after 60+ years… I have learned that tidbit…

I hope you have dyed a few eggs… It is quite fun! cottonHeader2

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