Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Untraditional Traditions

Maybe it is my age, I am not sure but I seem to have memory lapses. I've decided that when a memory pops in my head I had better write about it so I don't forget.

We are a spiritual family, believe in God, but we don't reguarly attend religious services. Having said that, our Easter it's pretty much like everyone else's Easter.

We would color Easter eggs, set out carrots for the Easter bunny the night before, and hunt for our Easter baskets on Easter morning. See, we were just like you.

When my Grandparents were alive we would almost always go to their house for Easter dinner. I told you we were just like you.

Here's the thing about untraditional traditions, you don't know they are untraditional until you start talking. That was how I found out I wasn't just like you.

I am taking you back to Easter morning.

* The Easter baskets are found.

* Eggs are safely refrigerated.

* Chocolate bunnies have been eaten.

Besides cheap plastic grass, what is left in the Easter baskets?

Yes, you got it jelly beans!

And what do you do with jelly beans on Easter morning?

Come on think!

That's right, you play jelly bean poker!

And if you're really good at jelly bean poker, you win all of the jelly beans!

I am not sure how old I was when I found out that this was a tradition that was unique to my family, but I remember being surprised.

Do you have an untraditional tradition that you would like to share? Go tell Candid Carrie because she is having a contest.


Therese said...

That's a good one! I'll have to think on this one...I'm sure we had some!

Ronda's Rants said...

I love you family...I love poker...my favorite card game!
Also, keep your knife out of the toaster...my word woman! You scared the life out of me!

Candid Carrie said...

Playing poker with jelly beans? On Easter?

What's next, playing STRIP POKER with M&Ms on Good Friday?

Rhonda said...

I LOVE that idea!!!

Elizabeth said...

We play poker on all the holidays, nuts on Thanksgiving, M & Ms at Christmas. If it's not a holiday we use pretzels!

Blessings From Above said...

Jelly bean poker??? That sounds like so much fun!

Glenda, saved by grace said...

That sounds like lots of fun,
Only I'd eat all the jelly beans...
I love jelly beans especially the red ones!