Yesterday morning dozens of young-uns gathered on the lawn of the Ocracoke Methodist Church for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. I was there with Lachlan. He had a grand time picking up colored eggs and depositing them in his hand-made basket. The Easter Bunny was there too. When Lachlan spied her (it was Molly Lovejoy in a costume with painted face) a smile spread across his face, but when she came near him he buried his face in my shoulder and sobbed. At the end he watched her climb into her family van and drive away. The rest of the morning he informed me numerous times, "Easter Bunny scared me," & "Easter Bunny went HOME."
Sexegenarian Captain Rob Temple was at the Easter Egg Hunt with his two small children. "One of the good things about getting old," he informed me with a wry smile, "is that you can hide your own Easter Eggs."
You can read our latest newsletter here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news031806.htm. It's the story of traditional quilting on Ocracoke Island.