Hoppy Easter

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Don’t you love it when things just pile in on top of each other!! I’m in another blog hop – but it is a special time of year for me, so I’m indulging myself….

Of course I had to participate in this! Easter is my day. Really! I have to lay claim to it because I was born on it and got married on it. The first I had little control over, the second was kind of contrived.

The story of my birth was that Daddy was at the hospital and spotted the Easter Bunny trying to hippity hop down the hall but he had a baby in his basket and it was just too heavy. Daddy offered to take the baby off his hands to help out, but what Daddy really wanted was a chipmunk. Really, that’s the story I grew up with.  I still have a telegram from one of my aunts (who must not have loved me very much) offering the suggestion that they name me Easter and call me Essie. Fortunately that didn’t stick, though I was “James” for a couple of days, since they weren’t expecting a girl.

Now the wedding was different. I’m from a tiny town, maybe 3,000 people on Sunday morning when everyone’s home. So I go to my childhood church to make arrangements and there’s already a wedding that Saturday – who knew there were two women in town that weren’t already married, so I got shifted to Sunday – Easter Sunday. The florist loved that. It was also April 15, Tax Day. At least he’s never forgotten our anniversary.

Even though hubby groans about it, the kids still get Easter baskets – I don’t care that they’re both grown and gone. I got one as long as Momma was alive, so it’s only fair. Us Easter chipmunks have to stick together . . .

Come on and leave a comment – that’s two books I’ll be giving away – one with each hippity hop…

Check  out who else is on the hop    http://thebloghopspot.com/event-page/

17 thoughts on “Hoppy Easter

  1. My gosh…This IS your time of year. You havs so much to celebrate & to be thankful for.

    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  2. Your April sounds like my May. My birthday and anniversary are 3 days apart and they usually fall within a week of Mother’s Day. My husband just gets me one big present for all three, lol!

    sionedkla@gmail.com

    • I think that’s a great idea – my hubby’s birthday is like three weeks before mine – who has time or money for all that celebratin’??

  3. My parents still give each other baskets and I have continued the tradition by doing the same with my hubby. Even though we are both grown I still think it is important to have fun. lol Thanks for giveaway and Happy Anniversary and Happy Easter!
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

  4. I was just telling a friend the other day she should pick a wedding date that her fiancee has no reason to forget, even if its a holiday.
    Happy Easter!
    kathalsteaddgo[at]yahoo[dot]com

  5. I enjoyed your story and there shouldn’t be any way he forgets your anniversary.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  6. Depending when Easter falls I have an Easter Chipmunk too. What a cool story, be sure your kids pass that one on.
    Happy Easter and I hope your birthday was hippity hoppity.
    Z
    Seawitch Reviews @ yahoo.com

  7. What a cute story! I love stories like that. Thanks for being on the hop.
    Mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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