Yes, Virginia, there is an Easter Bunny!

Easter chocolates

French folklore says that church bells are silent on Good Friday because they’ve flown off to Rome to see the Pope. When they return on Easter morning they are filled with chocolates that they drop to all of the children eagerly waiting below. Public health travel restrictions this year canceled all of those flights so Plan B(unny) went into effect to ensure that we would all have our goodie-filled baskets today. Our young neighbor went door-to-door, socially distant of course, with an order form from one of the local artisanal chocolate makers who agreed to share the profits with the school system to support extracurricular activities. 

The title for today’s post is an adaptation from an 1897 editorial by publisher Francis Church who was answering a question from 8-year-old Virginia about Santa Claus: “He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist…how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus.” For safety purposes, we may be temporarily staying home, but with that plateful of chocolates you see above, it’s definitely not dreary. Happy Easter!

About Bob

While living in North, Central and South America, in the middle of the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean, and now in Europe, my passion has remained the same: travel and meeting new friends.

Posted on April 12, 2020, in Life in France and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Those look simply splendid. Happy Easter!

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  2. Wonderful! Happy Easter!

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  3. Enjoy those beautiful chocolates. Happy Easter and continue to stay safe

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  4. Carol Durusau

    Happy Easter to you!! The chocolates look wonderful. We are doing well, staying on our hill. I hope you stay safe.

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