Easter falls on April Fool’s
Where egg hunts led, now pranksters rule
The bunny dons a Santa suit
Baskets filled with Christmas loot
Chocolate puppies in the stores
Peeps that look like tiny boars
Nothing beats what next you’ll see
The stores displaying Christmas trees
It’s funny but kinda mean at the same time
Image from NobleWorks Cars
I found these eggs by my front door, brought by the Easter Bunny.
When I looked inside the eggs, I laughed at something funny.
One egg, it was still unhatched, one had a dinosaur,
Stephen filled the other egg which caused my laugh to roar.
After fully hatching, I brought Stephen home.
As soon as he escaped the egg, the man began to roam.
He brought home many creatures, the dogs I liked the best.
They put up with all kinds of stuff, even getting dressed.
Life is full of ups and downs, cloudy days and sunny.
I love the times you don’t expect, like these three Easter Bunnies.
I find every day is a complete and total treasure.
I hope your days are filled with joy and laughter beyond measure.
The real reason Peeps are so popular
Photo courtesy of one of my favorite greeting cards
Fractured Cliché: Preaching to the congregation
Correct Cliché: Preaching to the choir
Fractured Cliché: Rome was built in a day
Correct Cliché: Rome wasn’t built in a day
Today’s Fractured Clichés pay tribute to Easter and highlight two traditions I had never experienced before coming to Chicago.
On Fat Tuesday, Chicago celebrates Pączki Day. A Pączki is a deep fried Polish pastry with a sweet filling. It’s such a big deal that people line up outside bakeries early in the morning to purchase them before they’re sold out. The traditional reason for making them was to use up the lard, sugar, eggs and fruit in the house because Catholics couldn’t eat them during Lent.
The second Chicago tradition is the pepper and egg sandwich. In case you haven’t heard of it, the pepper is green – not black. If you practice dietary restrictions during Lent, it’s a great alternative to fish.
If you celebrate Easter, have a good one. If you don’t, I hope you’ve been eating whatever you want. I tried a Pączki stuffed with pepper and egg.
May the farce be with you!
What's in your Easter basket?