Do you have any simple family traditions around the holidays?
Meet Glennie the Great (my late grandmother):
Great always had her thing around Easter. She decorated her little tree in the front yard with Easter eggs! Yep. Every single year. We’d pull up into the driveway of that tiny house in Wadesboro and there it would be – Great’s Easter Egg tree.
She also loved mowing her grass, as you can see above! She just loved being outdoors so very much.
Last summer, we cleaned out Glennie the Great’s house before the new owners moved in and came across all kinds of STUFF in the garage. So much stuff that we didn’t have time in the end to really go through things. It became a process of just GET IT ON THE TRUCK and we’ll go through it all later…
I see more everyday where I got my trait of holding onto things from!
We came across all sorts of boxes full of Easter eggs. Great was one that couldn’t pass on a deal, so I figured she had found the eggs one year after the season was over on “clarance” and never got around to using them. Those boxes went straight to the storage room at church for us to use in future egg hunt events.
Fast forward to this morning as we go to gather eggs for our annual hunt at church. Brian opened a box and said, “I think these eggs all came from your grandma’s house. But, this one box has eggs with strings everywhere!”
And in an instant, I remembered. Great’s Easter Egg tree.
She kept the strings attached to the eggs and reused them every year. She was one smart lady.
Needless to say, I packed that box back up and brought it right back home.
As the sun was setting on this Easter eve, we decorated our own front tree with Great’s Easter eggs.
I’ve never been more thankful to stumble on this simple family tradition that lives on from Glennie the Great.
It’s #shareitsaturday – what traditions do you have in your family that you could share with us? What traditions are you inspired to start now that could live on through your grandchildren and great grandchildren one day? It doesn’t have to be extravagant. Even a box of plastic eggs with strings works nicely, indeed!
I’m even thinking of adding our own spin to this tradition by adding the letters for JESUS cut out onto posterboard and hang them from the branches tomorrow!
Proverb of the Day:
The way of righteousness is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day. [Proverbs 4:18 NLT]
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