Well, I see that the Easter Bunny has carpet-bombed Oklahoma – again:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 10am Saturday morning, the day before Easter, thousands of kids waited and watched while the easter bunny dumped tens of thousands of eggs from a helicopter at Harvest Hills Park. The eggdrop was put on by Northview Church in Oklahoma City and was free to the public.
Inquiring minds want to know just when the ravening rodent got air support.
Since we’re talking traditions today, how about one that isn’t anymore:
This year marks the end of the Roll for most folks, I think.
With the White House’s decision to distribute tickets online to make the event more available to people all over the country, the chances of getting tickets are now comparable to winning a Mega Millions lottery. It was an incredibly frustrating experience, starting at midnight the day of announced availability into the early evening of the same day, staring at the computer, refreshing the screen and waiting for the big moment. Sadly, the only new message I ever saw was: “Tickets are no longer available for the 2009 White House Easter Egg Roll.”
Just out of curiosity, how many people do you suppose just went online to get souvenirs – or to get tickets solely for the purpose of scalping them? Well, at least some are trying just that on Craigslist:
3 Easter Egg Roll Tickets (1130 am Slot) 1 Adult 2 Child Best offer – $150 (White House Lawn)
Frankly, this wasn’t necessary. An exaggerated sense of what constitutes “fair” should not penalize children in the Washington, DC area.
On a happier note: in Bermuda, it’s once again time to fly Bermuda Kites:
There is a tradition in Bermuda to fly a kite on Good Friday. We saw kites flying all over the island, but nowhere more than at Horseshoe Bay Beach, where thousands of people converged to fly kites and take part in the festivities.
The kites are traditionally flown only at Easter.