Getting ready to dye Easter eggs!
Dying Easter eggs always makes me happy! This photograph shows my family with our traditional cups for dying the eggs. These were the chipped cups, that had some handles broken off, and were stained. This was my first Easter, so I must have been off taking a nap. My grandfather is looking down with love and fondness. Most likely my father took the picture.
About two weeks before Easter we would make sure we had enough white eggs to hard-boil. Everyone knew you couldn’t use real fresh eggs, or they would be hard to peel. We would make sure we had food dye, vinegar, and those magic wax crayons for putting our names on the eggs.
I remember a few times with my own children trying all natural products like yellow onion skins and beet juice to stain the eggs. We always went back to the food dye or the PAAS kits. At the PAAS website I was amazed to learn they started in Newark, New Jersey 130 years ago. I guess dying Easter eggs makes lots of folks happy!
Here’s another photo from the same year showing the eggs arranged at Easter. All of the food would have been blessed at our church the day before, including the salt. I can almost smell the beet horseradish. My siblings look so happy, and ready to dig in!
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