Happy Easter Now and Then

I always enjoyed Easter. It was even better than Christmas in my book. This year was a quiet affair as it has been for a while now considering our 1/2 empty nest, deceased grandparents on both sides, deceased parents on my side and deceased brothers one each. I’m not sad about it though. That’s life.

Sorry I didn’t warn you about the detour. Hope you enjoyed ole blue eyes.

Back to my nostalgic stream. I could probably write a book about all of my Easter adventures from a wee lass to an old lady and everything in between. But because I’ve learned that more than 500 words typically doesn’t get read, I will stick to one memory at a time. Next year I might start a series beginning on Ash Wednesday. Or I’ll get lazy and forget. Can you imagine 40 Easter stories from me? Oy vey.

Speaking of the volume, today marks 251 posts in a row. Yahoo! Yahtzee. Cmon Jilly. The memory. People are waiting.

One year our parents gave us Easter egg colored chicks of the real alive variety. This is a big no-no. All the animal-rights folks are going to be up at arms. But you have to remember this was the 70s we didn’t know then what we know now.

I am fairly certain that the gift was not planned. As a matter of fact, if memory serves there was a Rando on the side of the road with boxes of colored chicks. My parents pulled over and bought four. Then they brought them home and we each chose our color.

Now this is where things get fuzzy because I think my chick was the green one but my chick could’ve also been the purple one. What I do remember with clarity is there was a red and a blue and a green and a purple. We named them as well. And I’m back to fuzzy.

Except for my brother GP’s. His was named Rhode Island Red. And Rhode Island Red was taken to grandma J’s that summer. They all were. Red enjoyed a long and fruitful life as king of the roost. He took over the hen house and dominated. That chick turned out to be one mean bird. The other three sadly didn’t fair so well.

Again that’s life. Ah and it’s a good one.

As always more to come.

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For 4/21/19 ~ “Mr. Blue Sky”

Jim gave us the prompts of seasons, winter, spring, summer or fall.  Thank Jim!!!

I picked spring.

What embodies spring better than Mr. Blue Sky by ELO? The video screams springtime as well. Welcome back Mr. Blue Sky. This is an homage to my friends in the Northeast and Midwest. Your winter sucked this year.  Well unless you enjoy ice, sleet and snow 🙂

Writer(s): J. LYNNE

Morning! Today’s forecast calls for blue skies

Sun is shining in the sky
There ain’t a cloud in sight
It’s stopped raining
Everybody’s in the play
And don’t you know
It’s a beautiful new day
Hey ay ay!

Runnin’ down the avenue
See how the sun shines brightly
In the city
On the streets where once was pity
Mr. Blue
Sky is living here today
Hey ay ay!

Mr. Blue Sky
Please tell us why
You had to hide away
For so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?

Mr. Blue Sky
Please tell us why
You had to hide away
For so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?

Hey you with the pretty face
Welcome to the human race
A celebration
Mr. Blue Sky’s up there waitin’
And today
Is the day we’ve waited for
Ooorrr

Oh, Mr. Blue Sky
Please tell us why
You had to hide away
For so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?

Hey there Mr. Blue
We’re so pleased to be with you
Look around see what you do
Everybody smiles at you

Hey there Mr. Blue
We’re so pleased to be with you
Look around see what you do
Everybody smiles at you

Mister Blue Sky!
Mister Blue Sky
Mister Blue Sky-yiy!

Mr. Blue you did it right
But soon comes Mr. Night
Creeping over
Now his hand is on your shoulder
Never mind
I’ll remember you this
I’ll remember you this way!

Mr. Blue Sky
Please tell us why
You had to hide away
For so long (so long)
Where did we go wrong?

Hey there Mr. Blue (Sky)
We’re so pleased to be with you (Sky)
Look around see what you do (Blue)
Everybody smiles at you

[Instrumental]

[Choir singing]

[Robotic voice:]
Please. Turn. Me. Ov-er

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As always more to come.