Easter GrEATings!

Sugar rabbit and easter eggs on meadow.

Have you been hamming and yamming it up yet, or does that come later tonight?

It seems that Easter Sunday is always a foodie fest, from dawn ‘til dusk, only to be outdone by Thanksgiving Day.  My Easter fare will include ham too, but no goodies for this gal – the only “Peep” in my Easter will be my canary Buddy.

I began my day by taking the car for a little spin since I have no driving errands slated all week; thus, if the weather cooperates, I hope to be walking every day. As the buggy and I rolled along Fort Street, I took note that the Dairy Queen is open and their marquis was touting their “Grasshopper Mousse Pie Blizzard®” – do we think Spring and Summery thoughts when we think of grasshoppers, or, is this a ploy to lure you to DQ to quench your thirst from the salty ham with a tall and minty, chocolate and graham cracker crumbles drink?  (Yes, I peeked at the DQ website, since “Grasshopper Blizzard” piqued my interest.)

I also noticed that Harry’s Corned Beef and Ham was a hoppin’ place this morning – no doubt the early church crowd was stopping by and getting their ham-n-eggs fix, maybe in lieu of making a big fuss and muss for Easter dinner. Harry’s was formerly Carter’s Hamburgers, the diner where I worked all through college.

Four miles later, I tucked the car into the garage and set out to do my own four-mile trek. The sun was high and bright in a beautiful blue sky and except for the chill in the air, we couldn’t ask for nicer Easter weather.

I passed a home where two little girls were out front, prancing around in their Easter finery, and trying to outdo one another by blowing bubbles. I guess that a bottle of soap and a bubble wand found its way into each of their Easter baskets.  I watched some very large bubbles floating around in the front yard, before their parents came out of the house, Bibles in hand, and told them to get into the car so they could get to church.  It looked like fun and I remembered my own bubble-making escapades when I was a kid, though bubble makers were never part of my Easter basket – I just got candy.

I took a turn down another street, and found the first chalk artist of the season had been busy, probably yesterday, with their pastel chalk on the sidewalk. I always take care to gingerly step around those childish scrawlings to not smudge the handiwork.  I couldn’t help but notice, amidst the hearts, flowers and squiggles, were the words “Feel the Burn” … hmmmm.  Now, was this artist a young athlete whose coach, or parents encouraged them to push their sports activity or exercise to the limit, or, had they simply heard the slogan used in the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign and assumed that it was spelled like this?  I got my laugh for the day at any rate.

I headed down to Council Point Park and stepped onto my favorite trail, the perimeter path, though it was a trail that was not visited by the Easter Bunny or any bunny, for that matter, while I was there, so I suppose he was too busy hopping to everyone’s house to deliver their goodies.

I hope your Easter is blessed and filled with special memories spent with some bunny you love.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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6 Responses to Easter GrEATings!

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    I know at your table you had some Buddy to love. It is a stupendous day one you want to keep forever. I love your picture.


    • lindasschaub says:

      I did have that mischievous little Buddy – my little Peep. That beautiful day is no longer – I hear thunder rolling around out there … we cannot complain as it was a beautiful day.


  2. marianne Letasi says:

    have a blessed Easter, and thank you for sharing your hearts thoughts. love it…marianne


  3. lindasschaub says:

    Thanks Marianne – glad you are enjoying the posts. I just got back online and sounds like the roll of thunder will have me shutting down again. Enjoy the rest of your Easter Sunday.


  4. Ann Marie stevens says:

    Miss linda…………I like …”some bunny to love”………..I too went for a walk on Easter Sunday…………..it was pleasant and uplifting……………….I had gone to church the night before to observe the Easter vigil which lasts a long time but meaningful………………………guess what……….for the past week I had a Canadian goose chase me coming too near to his wifey…………….well lo and behold there was a wee little one swimming in the middle of the pond and I walked clear away from papa……………..


    • lindasschaub says:

      Oh Ann Marie – how cute to have seen that … I loved watching the goslings at the Park. I never saw any ducklings though, which surprises me since there are so many ducks there besides the geese. Too bad you didn’t get a picture of that wee one. It was beautiful walking this morning and Wednesday will also be beautiful. This is my kind of weather – hate the snow; not a big fan of the heat either.


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