Easter Stories

Bending With The Wind

The pink and white tablecloth has been laundered and folded, put away on the shelf for the next Easter holiday gathering. The green and yellow grass remnants from full chocolate filled baskets handled by little hands (and not so little hands) are securely wrapped around the dust of the day in the vacuum cleaner canister. The yellow and pink… Continue reading Bending With The Wind

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Easter Stories

Easter Flowers

Although written years ago, it rings true today...... Easter is my favorite time of year. Not Christmas or Thanksgiving. It is without a doubt, Easter. It signals the beginning of Spring, the awaking of a new season and the end of the liturgical year. Ordinary time begins. When I was a young girl, the signal… Continue reading Easter Flowers

Easter Stories

The Easter Tablecloth

I have a faded pink and white tablecloth used only on Easter Sunday, and has seen its share of holidays over the years. I bought it when I was newly married and thought to myself “this should last a few years….” Ground in Easter bread crumbs, tomato sauce and red wine with dinner have graced… Continue reading The Easter Tablecloth

Easter Stories

The Good Friday Bet

Every Easter season my children and I have this little ritual.  It's called the Good Friday Bet, and it is simply this:   I bet them $10 that on every Good Friday, at 3:00 pm, it will rain. The first time I bet them, the youngest three were third, fourth and fifth graders in Catholic School.  It was… Continue reading The Good Friday Bet