Sunday, April 25, 2010

Dual Family Easters

Living in the same town as both of our families is a blessing. We were able to take part in both Easter celebrations this weekend.

What a contrast between the 2 families. Both hunt for Easter eggs.

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One family hunts plastic eggs and the other real eggs. The real eggs then take part in a tradition started over 5 years ago. But first my wife's family...


The kids play on the trampoline, partake in the festivities, and swim in the tub.

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Now... what about that tradition? It was started when my father (born in Italy) told us about his parents tradition after finding the eggs. In Italy to "claim" the eggs a person must throw a dime at a hard boiled egg from 10'-20' away and make it stick. We tried this for about 10 minutes but not one of us was able to "stick" a dime. My brother-in-law made his own "German" tradition.

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We now throw the eggs in the air and try to catch them in a cup.

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Happy Easter!

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