Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Easter "Basket"

When Karen at Now don't get me started ( be sure to go to her blog and see the fabulous picture and fun story she has) tagged me for this picture meme, I thought for sure my fourth picture would be either a penguin or a train. (hubby collects them) but lo and behold, it is our Easter rabbits and a bag of goodies we were planning on sending our kids. When our daughters were teens, one of them thought still getting an Easter basket was childish and made some snarky remark about how long was this custom going to go on. I snapped back without thinking, until you are 42! Well, now they are 39 and 41. I know, how is this possible? I'm getting close to ending that commitment. I think they thought I would forget but every year they get something from us. When we moved 1300 miles south, we started sending "do it yourself" baskets. Basically, we threw some Easter grass in a box and put in a few bags of their favorite stuff. Of course, then we had to put in stuff the son-in-law and grandchildren liked too. The funny thing is, now they look forward to getting their "Easter basket". If you're thinking of doing this, here's a tip - don't mail jelly beans, they are too heavy. Just throw a buck in the box and tell them to buy their own. Now there are rules to this picture tag: (aren't there always)

1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer.
2) Select the 4th picture in the folder.
3) Explain the picture.
4) Tag 4 people to do the same.
Hopefully Karen won't mind but I am going to bend the rules a tad.(for moi, anyway) Instead of tagging 4 people, I am just putting this out there. If you want to do it and have a little fun, please take the meme and you can opt to tag. Hope nobody minds me "doing my own thing here" If you do post a picture, please let me know so I can go read your story .


  1. I think it's such a sweet idea that you still send your kids the Easter baskets. I would love that!

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  3. I love the Easter baskets! And I just miss the age cutoff by 2 years. Bummer. You are such a good mommy, grandmommy, mother-in-law!

  4. I just wanted to say "hi" as I found your site via Wrighty's blog entry.

    I LOVE your witty writing style - and the tradition you have set up for your children is truly priceless. I may actually surprise my son (who lives 800 miles away) this Easter with his own "do-it-yourself" basket.

    Hope you have a great day!


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