Nudge: Write about a spring holiday tradition. Did you enjoy it or was it something you hated to do? What did it teach you? Have you passed it on? Or has it morphed into something new over the years?
Hiding Our Hats
never questioning why or trying to make sense. One or both of our parents had done the same as children, and that was enough for us. Apparently the Easter Bunny appreciated the challenge. Maybe he waited all year for this game. In the morning we saw that wily bunny had switched hiding places; now we had to scour the downstairs for our hats turned nests, stuffed with cellophane grass, colored eggs and chocolate hares. One Easter, though, my youngest brother was determined to stump the rabbit. He discovered a replacement hat, filled as usual, next to his basket, and our mother explained the Easter Bunny was never able to locate that one hidden cap. Oh, Mr. Bunny, so patient and kind, so adventurous, and a good sport besides— thank you for your spirit of play and forgiveness. You could have left rotten eggs or forsythia branches to use as switches. You gave us marshmallow eggs and chicks instead, sweet reminders that life’s hunts are always worth the effort and plenty of enthusiasm.
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