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Boogie

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What does the Easter Bunny look like?

[Big Grin] [Razz]

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Golden Key
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About 3-4' high, white fur, standing upright with a wicker basket of colorful dyed eggs in his left paw.

OTOH, I've always been fond of "The Country Bunny And The Little Gold Shoes" (Wikipedia). It's a wonderful Easter picture book by DuBose Heyward, about a potential Easter rabbit who is none of those things. She's a mama bunny (21 kids!), and she's brown, and she was turned down when she applied to be an Easter bunny. But then... [Smile]

Really good book, and in print since 1939! Pictures and excerpts available at Google Books.

[Yipee]

[ 31. March 2017, 07:32: Message edited by: Golden Key ]

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L'organist
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Like Peter Rabbit but with dollar symbols for eyes.

In any case, if we're going to be strictly accurate, it should be an easter hare.

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Hedgehog

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He is six foot, three and a half inches tall and invisible...oh, no. Wait. That's Harvey.

Although, now that I think about it, the Easter Bunny might well be a pooka, too.

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Golden Key
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L'organist--

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Originally posted by L'organist:
Like Peter Rabbit but with dollar symbols for eyes.

In any case, if we're going to be strictly accurate, it should be an easter hare.

Why a hare, please? If it's not a bunny, why not a Jackalope?
[Biased]

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Because in German tradition it is the Easter Hare who brings eggs to children. Plus you often find hares in mediaeval church decoration or in illuminated manuscripts. It was widely thought that hares were hermaphrodite, so there is also a link between the hare, seemingly being able to reproduce without sex, and the BVM.

Lutheran immigrants probably took the story of the hare to the US, giving rise to the modern Easter Bunny.

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Brenda Clough
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This is to be my grandson's first Easter, he being nine months old. I bought him an Easter bunny finger puppet. Small enough for little hands to grip.

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Og, King of Bashan

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German small mammal legends never cease to amaze. Groundhog Day is another one that has been adopted in America, without any popular understanding of the original story.

Whatever the Easer Bunny looks like, I've never seen a costume version that isn't creepy as all get out.

A few years ago, I was out in the churchyard and happened upon the remains of a small bunny who had a run-in with a neighborhood cat. I quickly realized that any child finding such a thing two days later during the church's Easter egg hunt would be traumatized. Which is how I ended up in full choir robes walking down the alley with a dead bunny in a snow shovel. Lord only knows what a passerby might have thought I was up to...

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Well the odd thing for me was as a child I was sure he was male and yet he laid eggs.

On a side note I would go with friends to the White House to roll our eggs on the lawn. No tickets required, the gates were opened and you just walked in with your baskets and played games with your friends. No sign of the Commander in Chief or anyone else, other then the Park Police and a few others. Just a bunch of kids and their Mothers the Monday after Easter rolling their Easter eggs around. My how times have changed in 70 years.

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Brenda Clough
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FWIW there is no sign that there is going to be an Egg Roll at the White House this Easter Monday at all. No planning has gone into it and so far as anyone knows no one is in charge of the event. It is of course an innocent and un-flashy event solely for the the entertainment of children and residents of the local area. None of these things hold the tiniest interest for the current incumbent.

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Pigwidgeon

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I've been wondering about the White House Easter Egg Roll this year. I really can't see #45 and/or his children (nor his current wife) hosting this. Surprisingly, I haven't heard anything about it.

(Sorry for the continuing tangent...)

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Pigwidgeon

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quote:
Originally posted by Pigwidgeon:
I've been wondering about the White House Easter Egg Roll this year. I really can't see #45 and/or his children (nor his current wife) hosting this. Surprisingly, I haven't heard anything about it.

(Sorry for the continuing tangent...)

This was actually a cross-post, not a reply to Brenda. But it works that way too.

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Brenda Clough
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I was wrong! They're already organizing a lottery for tickets to get into the WH Egg Roll. Which is to be on April 17, clear your calendar now!

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Pigwidgeon

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quote:
Originally posted by Brenda Clough:
I was wrong! They're already organizing a lottery for tickets to get into the WH Egg Roll. Which is to be on April 17, clear your calendar now!

Has there been any indication of whether the PG or his family will participate?

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Brenda Clough
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Nope. This would be a heaven-sent opportunity for Barron and Melania, you would think. But frankly I would not let the PG near my children.

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no prophet's flag is set so...

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Do you have to roll the eggs? or can you thrown them?

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Pigwidgeon

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quote:
Originally posted by no prophet's flag is set so...:
Do you have to roll the eggs? or can you thrown them?

Only the uncooked ones.
[Snigger]

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Pigwidgeon

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Back to the OP, sort of, this is NOT what the Easter Bunny looks like.

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Made of chocolate covered in gold paper with a little bell round its neck.

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Lush! [Snigger]
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posted by Sparrow
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...chocolate covered in gold paper with a little bell round its neck.
The bell on a dark brown ribbon and proper dark chocolate (its called Li**t).

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Graven Image
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All chocolate Easter bunnies are solid chocolate of course, and not those cheap hollow things with airy insides.

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I do not have a proper password course of the Easter Bunny. Always more bothered about it he chic eggs

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Chorister

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I imagine him looking just like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland. Of course, he's always at risk of being late and being caught putting out the last few eggs by wide awake, observant, chocolate-starved children.

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Boogie

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quote:
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I imagine him looking just like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland. Of course, he's always at risk of being late and being caught putting out the last few eggs by wide awake, observant, chocolate-starved children.

Me too - except that he's pink! [Eek!]

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