It's the Easter Season!! My favorite holiday!!
Easter eggs are a tradition everyone is familiar with, and most have participated in. But why?
Easter eggs, also called Paschal eggs, are decorated eggs that are usually used as gifts on the occasion of Easter. As such, Easter eggs are common during the season of Eastertide (Easter season). The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs wrapped in colored foil, hand-carved wooden eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as chocolate. However, real eggs continue to be used in Central and Eastern European tradition. Although eggs, in general, were a traditional symbol of fertility and rebirth, in Christianity, for the celebration of Eastertide, Easter eggs symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus, from which Jesus resurrected. In addition, one ancient tradition was the staining of Easter eggs with the color red "in memory of the blood of Christ, shed as at that time of his crucifixion." This custom of the Easter egg can be traced to early Christians of Mesopotamia, and from there it spread into Russia and Siberia through the Orthodox Churches, and later into Europe through the Catholic and Protestant Churches. This Christian use of eggs may have been influenced by practices in "pre-dynastic period in Egypt, as well as amid the early cultures of Mesopotamia and Crete".
Birthdays/anniversaries we are celebrating this week:
Monday: hemi joe - Joe from Texas
Wednesday: Wild Bill - Bill from New Jersey
Friday: Black TRX - Roy from Florida
If it's your birthday/anniversary/special occasion let us know and we will celebrate with you.
Welcome back to the fold, Big Lazy. We a member many years ago under the handle "CanYaHemiNow". Welcome back!!
The rally is on the books!!!
Join us for the 2019 HTC National Rally in Branson, Missouri, June 16-21, 2019. See the thread under "rallies and events" for more details, to ask questions, and to sign up. LET'S HAVE GREAT TURNOUT THIS YEAR!!! Doc has already sent some door prizes! Thanks, Doc!
I still have several "Texas Chapter" HTC bumper stickers courtesy of Doc. If you would like one send me a PM with your mailing address.
If you have a prayer request you would like to share either add it to this thread or PM me.
*HemiSuperbee - Mark - health concerns
*Rancher - Doug said to take him off the list but I think a quick prayer for his general health issues isn't a bad idea
Have a great week!!!