|Hiding eggs or just sort of CREEPY?|
Questions abound within the minds of explorers and thus J and L did a little of their own research on this subject.
Colored ostrich eggs of at least 60,000 years have been found in Africa. For what purpose is still being debated.
|Talent from 60,000 years ago - okay recently but . . .|
|Okay - not an egg but a nice watch - it is gold though|
|Sumerian death golden egg - not a Rolex but cool anyway|
|Red - the color of blood|
During Lent (the forty days prior to the resurrection of Jesus) many people fast as a show of penance. The idea is simple - if Jesus gave his life for all of us surely I can give up something meaningful to show my respect. But the forty days of giving up something can weigh on a person and many can not make it resurrection Sunday.
The term Mardi Gras actually refers to the last day before giving up rich and fatty foods. And what does one usually have related to rich and fatty foods (like cakes, sweets and every desert our doctors complain about us eating) - eggs. Chickens unfortunately do not fast from producing eggs. At the end of the forty days there are a lot of eggs laying around and should not be wasted.
|I like Fat Tuesday - not saying I'm fat but you gotta love the beads|
But there are still current traditions.
Even today in the country of Romania the practice of keeping gaily painted eggs within a household still stands. They, the eggs, will deter evil spirits from invading the abode and provide assurance of good luck.
|We hate eggs - you're safe . . . unless you have some good Salsa!|
|They want hash browns too - you've gotta be kidding!|
|Drop the spoon and just run!!! There's a big bunny after you!|
No matter the reason you and your family decorate the little creation from a chicken just enjoy the thought behind it - no matter what that thought would be.
Happy Easter from J and L.