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Flashback Friday — Easter again

Me and Catherine on our way to the kids' Easter service at church in 2002. I loved her dress, a hand-me-down from my sister-in-law. It might be the last time I was able to coerce Catherine to wear a hat.

Me and Catherine on our way to the kids’ Easter service at church in 2002. I loved her dress, a hand-me-down from my sister-in-law. It might be the last time I was able to coerce Catherine to wear a hat.

Happy Easter!

It is this weekend for my husband’s family, Orthodox Christians who follow a different calendar from the Roman Catholic church.

Sometimes the days coincide, but more often than not the Orthodox Church celebrates at a different time.This year, the two Easters are very far apart, further than I can ever remember.

Of course, Catherine has always enjoyed getting two visits from the Easter bunny. This weekend, we’ll be busy making an egg hunt for her two little cousins.

This photo is from 2002, making Catherine just 6 years old.

It was about the time when, during our priest’s sermon about Lent one Sunday morning, I leaned over in church and whispered in her ear: “You know what Lent is, right?”

And she whispered back, very earnestly: “It’s the stuff in the dryer.”

True story.

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About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.

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6 thoughts on “Flashback Friday — Easter again

  1. LOL! Cute story :). One of the many reasons why I love kids! Thanks for sharing this @ The Show Off Blog Party!

    Jessica
    The Wondering Brain

    Posted by Jessica | May 7, 2013, 10:24 pm
  2. That is brilliant, my dryer just got a whole new dimension. Lovely little story.

    Posted by theonehandman | May 4, 2013, 4:13 pm
  3. I think Catherine has a good grip on the situation! I will never hear “Lent” again without thinking of her.

    Posted by Karen Waggoner | May 3, 2013, 8:20 pm

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