Easter 2020

Gotta admit. That was one of my favorite Easter Sundays ever. No fancy dresses, no muss no fuss. I woke up at the crack of 10 am (how lazy can one get?) so I’d be ready for 10:30 Zoom church. A few minutes later, Zeb called and we got to talk with Zeb, Bri, Mollie and Hudi, who were decorating and celebrating together in Utah (they all live together).

Ophelia figures out how to open Easter eggs

Not only did we get to see our smart grand-dogs figure out how to find and open Easter eggs, but we found the kids had been busy continuing a family tradition.

Back in the day Chris and I got so fed up with all the candy the kids were getting everywhere that we gave them an Easter basket filled with painted fruit. I believe we called the painted watermelon a dinosaur egg ๐Ÿ™‚

The kiddos are much more artistic that we are. I am impressed with their creativity.

We attended a couple of church services online — it was interesting to see the variety in styles from the churches that are new to the Zoom thing and those that have been recording for years. Both positive experiences, but very different.

Mom made a delicious fruit cup to indulge in during church. I was going to treat myself to whipped cream in my coffee, but the grocery store had run out. Then I found out Mom had a stash, and she didn’t want it. Super treat for me ๐Ÿ™‚

After services we got a message from CJ, which contained a treasure. He had digitized a copy of Dad Pollock’s Easter service from decades ago. (He was a preacher for those who don’t know.)

Gerry Pollock’s Easter service from decades ago.

Later, we went for a walk and Chris and I saw definite signs of spring.

Ducks in a ditch
Chris peering through a tree on Easter Sunday 2020
Chris in a Tree

Back home, I attended my virtual dance class, and we talked with CJ, Lauren and Avalon. I think nothin’ warms a Grandma’s heart like seeing the grandbaby in action.

We topped off the day with a wonderful lamb dinner with Mom. My sister-in-law knew we were trying to stay at home, and she arranged for the dinner to be delivered. We had been looking forward to it all week, and it did not disappoint. Sooooo good.

Thanks to these activities and countless texts and emails from family and friends, the day was filled with love, family and faith. To me the real reasons to live. It was an Easter to remember for its beautiful simplicity.

12 responses to “Easter 2020”

  1. Sounds like a lovely way to celebrate our Savior. Thanks for sharing. I woke up this morning wondering how you all were doing. <3

    • It’s so frustrating being so close to you yet so far away. Stay well, my friend.

      • I know! I hope soon we will be able to visit. You stay safe as well. Give my love to Chris and Emma. <3

  2. I love the painted fruit! What creativity! And the doggies didnโ€™t seem to have much trouble!

    • ๐Ÿ™‚ I really loved that the kids shared the video and pic and allowed me to share as well.

  3. We offered Take-out for 16. A small gathering, well distanced on the patio for those who picked up was offered. Twenty lbs. of Ham with all the trimmings went out the door, and Mary Agnes and the Rooster had a reminiscing time of 54 years gone by. 1970 Easter in CT brought memories of the major snow storm and a short road trip from Manchester to East Hartford. “Back in the day,” as I like to say. Be Safe! “LAMB,” love it!

    • That sounds lovely, too. I would have loved to have had a snowstorm, but I think many would not agree that it would be a good thing. I just love snow.

  4. Good morning and thanks for this nice article, dear Chrissie. indeed it was a different Easter, less physical perhaps but much more spiritual. What a great idea to attend church via Zoom, I will check if Saint Patrick;s in Miami Beach has it. What a beautiful baby! Is he your grandson? And of course the lamb dinner was the “coup de grace” of the homely festivity.Did you read my article “How to survive a brutal Social Isolation” dear?
    Un baccione. Arrivederci.

    • I really enjoy your site. Avalon is my granddaughter ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you can find a church service. I love the availability of services.

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