Happy Easter!!!

Happy Easter to all of our bloggers and readers that are celebrating today. The fluffy interloper came last night and left an array of goodies for the four kids and Molly.

Our kids are “double-dippers” — getting both Passover and Easter this week. Among the candies and items this year, the bunny left each kids a small snow making tube to compensate for the lack of snow — and snow days — in Virginia this year.

We are preparing for our annual Easter Egg hunt when we invite all of the neighborhood kids for a massive search for hundreds of eggs.

I will be making our traditional mustard-herb coated lamb tonight with a good Cabernet. We have to do two for the guests and Leslie and the kids have made hilarious cupcakes that look like rabbits burrowing in grass as well as shark cupcakes. She has also made strawberry cheesecake that will be lucky to make it up until dinner.

Happy Easter to everyone — now hop to it and eat more chocolate!

Jonathan Turley

27 thoughts on “Happy Easter!!!”

  1. Happy belated Easter/Passsover to one and all. Second what Frank M. said above.

  2. Frank,

    You made me miss my grandfather with that list. 😀 In a good way. Here’s one of his favorites as a supplement to your fine list:

    Always ask yourself, “Is the screwing I’m gettin’ worth the screwing I’m gettin’?”

  3. eniobob:
    Good to talk with you again. I’m originally from the Mississippi Delta, the grandson of a dairy farmer. There are a lot of sayin’s from the deep South that I remember. Here are some collected as Words Of Wisdom From A Farmer:

    An old Farmer’s Words of Wisdom we could all live by…….

    “Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.”

    “Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.”

    “Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.”

    “A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.”

    “Words that soak into your ears are whispered…….not yelled.”

    “Meanness don’t just happen overnight.”

    “Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.”

    “Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.”

    “It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.”

    “You cannot unsay a cruel word.”

    “Every path has a few puddles.”

    “When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.”

    “The best sermons are lived, not preached.”

    “Most of the stuff people worry about, ain’t never gonna happen anyway.”

    “Don’t judge folks by their relatives.

    “Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.”

    “Live a good and honorable life, then when you get older and think
    back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.”

    “Don’t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.”

    “Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.”

    “If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.”

    “Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

    “The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with,
    watches you from the mirror every mornin’.”

    “Always drink upstream from the herd.”

    “Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad

    “Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it
    back in.”

    “If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’
    somebody else’s dog around.”

    “Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll
    just kill you.”

    And one of my favorites I heard in the Delta:
    ” How come everthing that’s good for you is bad and everything that’s bad for you is good?”

  4. frankmascagniiii
    1, April 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

    The”” trespassers”. is now in my book along with”if it wasn’t so funny it would be serious and if it wasn’t so serious it would be funny”

    I think I got the latter qoute of yours right :=)

  5. eniobob: Thanks, I read the blog everyday and most of the time enjoy the postings. The “regulars” are well received, but I don’t like the ” trespassers”. Hope all is well with you and yours and our faithful followers. Frank

  6. The best easter dinner I recall is in Charleston….. They did it right….. May happiness and blessing be bestowed upon everyone…..

  7. A fluffy rabbit dropped a litter of fluffy babies sometime in the night by the shed in the backyard–safely inside the fence away from critters. But she did not leave any colored eggs around the yard for an egg hunt. In fact our egg hunters found the litter.

  8. frankmascagniiii

    “: for we older bloggers born in the 1940s:”
    Thanks a lot :=)

    Long time no hear from,Have a good day.

  9. Different life stage here….. No church, no kids, no egg hunt, and instead of cooking going to friend’s house for dinner. Always provided for in a spiritual sense and grateful for it. Happy Easter and Passover to everyone!

  10. Happy whatever you’re celebrating!
    As long as the feelings are genuine and the cheer is there.
    And a good Shiraz helps too.

  11. eniobob,

    Looking back, I think that I “borrowed” it from Mark. (Thanks, Mark.)

    Have a lovely day, all…. I have to start cooking soon!

  12. For All:

    “Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian holidays that move in sync, like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics. – Marvin Olasky”

    Happy Easter and Passover to all.

    anon nurse I borrowed your line,it says it all.

  13. “I will be making our traditional mustard-herb coated lamb tonight with a good Cabernet.” -Jonathan Turley

    Always important to drink a little (or a lot) while one cooks. 😉 Now if you could just beam us a little of that lamb and Cabernet…

    Happy Easter and Passover to all.

  14. Happy Easter and a Wonderful Passover to all on the Turley Blog. Your comments, insights and civility are a welcome respite to the typical trite that one finds on the Internet these days.


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