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04-02-2007, 09:55 PM
Just for fun: Did you believe in the Easter Bunny as a kid?
04-02-2007, 10:48 PM
I guess it was that whole thing of watching my parents boil and dye eggs that dissolved the mystery!
But Easter always was my favorite holiday because of all the beautiful little bunnies.
04-02-2007, 10:54 PM
Yes, of course I did.
04-02-2007, 11:11 PM
What do you mean "did I"? Of course I do. Who else can lay colored eggs? Really, I can't believe the things that people want to try to debunk. Next thing you know people will be saying the stork is just a myth. Geez.
04-03-2007, 12:30 PM
Okay Lydia, I admit it- I STILL believe. I have a basket out for me, and my kid. :) :) :love:
04-03-2007, 12:42 PM
My parents were pretty conservative when I was a kid - they'd give us small gifts at Easter, etc, but they didn't think it was morally right to have us believe in the Easter Bunny (or the Tooth Fairy, or Santa).
04-03-2007, 12:51 PM
I believed but not nearly as much as I believed in the "other" mythical gift-giver who comes in December. For some reason it was easy to see from the small gifts in the baskets that these were things my parents would purchase. Santa was always much more extravagant in his gift selections.
04-03-2007, 01:43 PM
Totally believed. The eggs were really well-hidden and, as a kid, it didn't occur to me that my parents could be so clever.
04-03-2007, 11:49 PM
Did I believe in Santa? For awhile. The Easter bunny in our family, though, was more of a myth that was presented as a myth; a fun story that was just there to be a fun story. Whereas Santa...Santa was real dammit. Maybe it's because you can really threaten kids with Santa and if you're bad you get nothing. Never heard the Easter bunny making similar threats...
04-04-2007, 02:25 AM
Not only did I believe in the Easter Bunny but I actually saw him.
Late one Saturday night in early April 1957 I got out of bed to get a drink of water and heard somebody downstairs in the livingroom whistling. I went to investigate and there was Peter Cottontail filling our Easter baskets with candy eggs and jelly beans.
He stands about 5'9" and is light gray with long white whiskers. His ears are huge. He wears a big yellow bow tie and a green vest with a bright pink tulip in the lapel. He looks a lot like Bugs Bunny but much bigger and not a smart ass like Bugs.
He brings the candy eggs into the house in a purple wheelbarrow. No lie. And he actually hops when he walks and his little pink nose wiggles just like a regular rabbit.
He drives a lavendar '57 Chevy pick-up truck that pulls a huge trailer full of baskets and candy eggs and potted Easter lilies. At least he did back then. I have no idea what he drives now. Probably an SUV.
After he left the house I looked out the window and he was standing in the flowerbed eating my momma's daffodils. I opened the window and hollared, "STOP THAT!" He just looked at me like I was crazy.
Anyway, I thought he looked pretty much like I always imagined he would. I thought the pink tulip in the lapel was a little too gay. Still, it was good to have gotten a chance to see him.
04-04-2007, 07:56 AM
Rick, I am SOOOOOO jealous! I never got to spot him, but it sounds like he is hard to miss. All these years, I just assumed he carried a big old basket for all the goodies, but a wheelbarrow definitely makes more sense. I would also expect he would have a little mischief in him, trying to cop veggies in the garden. Glad you got to share that with us, and keep us up to date on any current sightings will you? :) :) :) :lol: :love:
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