Good Morning, Good Friday

“Easter is joy, hope, love, and renewal.
Easter is proof that we can begin again.” 
Richelle E. Goodrich,
American Author, Novelist, & Poet 

Growing up all those years ago, Good Friday started with a visit to church with my sisters. Yes, even before breakfast. Then home and later a visit to my father’s father whom we saw not as often as mother’s parents.

Of course, we had new clothes for Easter. It was a very important time in our lives.

Now, here in New Zealand, I don’t go to church but instead I think back on all those years and what I learnt from regular church attendance. I know my life has been built on the lessons I learned then.

Today is a Public Holiday which means most retail outlets are closed. For some reason, dairies (the small Mom and Pop grocery stores) are exempt from the law. Garden centres continue to flout the law. They have worked out that the money they make being open on Good Friday and Easter Sunday far outweighs the paltry sum of $500 which they might be fined.

For most of us though, it is family time. I started this Good Friday with coffee and hot cross buns, some home made and some bought in, at my grandson’s house, with his partner, my son and daughter-in-law and their other son. What a lovely surprise. I hadn’t known Grandson No 2 was here from Auckland.

So now sitting in the sun on this glorious autumn day (19C) all that is left to do is wish you all a very Happy Easter however you choose to celebrate it.

JB April 15,2022

13 thoughts on “Good Morning, Good Friday”

  1. Happy Happy Easter my friend. I too remember Easters from childhood. Each of us got new clothes, suits and ties and hats for the boys, dresses, hats, gloves, new purses and shoes for the girls and a day begun with chocolate bunnies and eggs before church. Amazing years

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    1. We had no chocolate at all during the war and very little in the years following it. I think that’s why I always bought my children and theirs, books or toys for Easter. At 27 James still has Rabbie from his very first Easter.

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