Sunday, March 24, 2013

Palm Sunday

With Easter coming in March this year it seems to be rushing the season a bit. Somehow Easter seems more appropriate in April, when the bulbs are all out and the world looks new and fresh. Having it come in March is always a tricky thing - sometimes its nice weather but sometimes not. We can only hope or a nice day next week.

My favorite Easter memories are all centered around beautiful weather. The most recent was about ten or twelve years ago now. My mother was still alive and we were having Easter dinner at her home following morning church. It was a beautiful day, sunny and warm, and the younger generation gravitated to the outdoors as soon as the meal was done. Across the street they went to the open field where they tossed a ball around, or a frisbie,  can't remember now which it was. Eventually they decided to make a "cousin pyramid", and someone snatched a photo. It's one of my favorite pictures of them.

I hope that this year brings nice weather for Easter Sunday so we can again celebrate Spring outside after we eat together. Unfortunately there are too many of us to all be together anymore, but my immediate family in East Hampton will gather here at our house to share a meal. The next generation will maybe want to go out to toss a ball with their parents. They're not quite old enough to make a pyramid yet, but some day, maybe......

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