“Want to help me hide the eggs?” Farewell to the Easter Bunny…and Childhood

Please excuse this rerun from 2013, in honor of Easter today… It was already a big night.  I was able to stay up a little later than my three younger sisters.  I was a cocky 8 year-old sitting on the vinyl couch in the lower floor of our tri-level watching “The Ten Commandments.”  Of all the scenes, I’m not sure why Edward G. Robinson’s unlikely casting stays with me even to this day, but it was this scene… The door-wall slid open, and my dad’s face appeared, “Want to help me hide the eggs?” It took a moment for the shift away from my childhood to sink in as I looked back to Edward G. as I considered my father’s words. “What eggs?” “The Easter eggs.” “Oh.” Then I must have given the cartoon double-take as my wide-eyed expression made my dad laugh. “You’re the Easter bunny?” He laughed and… Read More…