Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Painted eggs

Chris, writing about Easter, mentions that a Polish co-worker is fascinated by the big Chocolate eggs that are part of Ireland's Easter tradition. He's used to painting hard-boiled eggs.
Polish pal, you're on the edge of Europe now. Practically in the arms of America. Why have a hard boiled egg when you can eat chocolate!
Actually, Chris, we used to paint our eggs too. The Chocolate eggs were just as much a fascination for me as they are for your Polish colleague. We had chocolate bunnies and jelly beans.

So Chris, you can't invite him to change his traditions simply because he's "practically in the arms of America" because if he were actually in America he'd have his painted, hard-boiled eggs.