Everybody gather around the Easter tree.
(submitted by Judith)
We hid the eggs, too! They just thought it was a nice prop to have in our festive Easter pictures!
Bob Byron and Amy Misto the early years in Aunt Marney’s back yard.
“You may have one and ONLY one egg each!”
And look, it’s a Festivus pole on the right.
Dude, I totally thought there was a guy hiding in that pile of logs for a minute.
The most awkward thing about this picture is what appears to be a man under the cardboard in the background-that just looks freaky. Looks like a homeless man is living in their backyard.
It’s a Coal Miner’s Daughter Easter! The shed in the background brings an extra degree of awkwardness.
Haha…I <3 it! It definitely was!
This is the first time I’ve ever said this about a picture, but I don’t see the awkward here. Our neighbors have these Easter bushes too. It’s kinda cute.
Two kids…same bowl used for haircut..who cares about the tree
This brings back memories of our Easters when I was growing up. It’s a German custom to decorate trees with eggs for Easter. This kid seems to be enjoying it less than I did though!!
Nice bow tie!
Sorry, that is not a tree, it must be the very elusive and rare Easter Bush…
“kids, go stand by the easter tree, yea, the one in front of the outhouse”
What came first, the chicken or the bush?
i’d never be able to find those eggs….
Love the background. “Hey kids, stand in front of the rusty scrap metal pile and the tin shed and smile!”
That was the year the kids got tetanus for Easter.
Whoever hid those eggs did a terrible job.
It was a tradition in our family, too – three generations
My neighbors have one 3 ft from my house…What is the point of it?
Haha…he’s holding up bunny ears behind his sister!! – Almost missed that!
I missed it, thanks for pointing it out!
Wellll….hmmmm…mayby they didn’t have alot of time for them to actually “hunt” for the eggs…figured it was a timesaver?
This looks like it could be in my neck of the woods… right down to the storage trailer! Frightening, really. I would like to say in my own defense, I’m not from around here!
I’d say it is likely Pennsylvania. Easter decorations are pretty common. Plastic eggs in the trees, inflatable bunnies and large eggs, and pastel colored ‘Easter’ lights. The background also looks like Pennsylvania prior to spring really hitting and the plants blooming.
It’s Virginia but close enough.
Actually, it’s in Virginia.
Is that the Easter Bunny hiding in the box behind the boy???????? Creepy.
I remember Easters as a kid. My parents really went all out on hiding the eggs. My dad would make sure to count them before hiding them, so he could confirm that we found them all. One year he forgot and the single egg we never found soon made itself known to all with a nose.
My brother, sisters & I loved the challenge of finding the eggs. It was hard! My dad was also quite proud when he figured out how to tie-dye an Easter egg. They looked groovy!
ha! boy has ominous expression but I am afraid of that little girl. it’s hair style, chalky white dace or the outfit or all can’t decide.
‘I don’t want to know what’s in that shed. I’m sure the local sheriff will find out in a few years.
You’ve been watching too much CSI.
Oh my goodness, that boy looks exactly like someone I went to school with. LOL
You really have to have a lot of confidence to happilly rock a bow-tie. If your forced into a bow-tie and not up for the challenge, it can make you pretty grumpy.
Hmmmm . . . I wonder where we should look first?
they probably both just got yelled at because they had to go to church and dad was grumpy…oh wait, that was me.
I live in Austria, and that’s a part of Easter here. We decorate Palmkätzchen (pussy willow) and other seasonal branches with beautiful handpainted eggs for decorations in the home like flower arrangement. As I am originally from the States, its a fantastic tradition that I have adopted in to my Easter celebration.
Everyone WILL gather around the Easter Tree and everyone WILL enjoy it or it’s off to the woodshed with you!
Dare not hide the Easter Eggs near the creepy woodshed!
This is adorable! Nothing awkward about it, just cute.
Thank you! I thought I was a pretty cute kid! The kid in the bowtie did eventually crack though…
Does anyone else see that pile of stuff behind them that looks sort of like a Stormtrooper is hiding in it?
Yeh, but I was thinking snow ninja…
it looks like Santa was crushed by the shed collapse in the background…
Now only if we could do that with money.
“ok kids, one quick picture then back in the shed!”
Best comment yet! You’re very funny, Jason!
Someone get that girl 200cc of Cadbury Cream Egg Filling, STAT!
At first glance I thought that was a bum in a cardboard box in the background. So I guess the tree is the awkward part instead….that is pretty random…
Can one say, “Children of the Corn?”
He’s a good egg, but one of these days, the kid in the bow tie is gonna crack.
Hmm…I’m guessing mom didn’t want the kids to work too hard at finding the Easter eggs? Nothing ruins Easter morning more than a kid crying, “Timmy got them all!!! I can’t find any!!!”
Where’s the excitement of the hunt? No wonder they’re grumpy!
Are you done yet mom! Can I go play and get dirty?
too funny, nothing like grumpy kid’s on easter
this looks like it belongs in a stephen king novel
Don’t go in the woods!
Yeah, and it turns out there is a body buried under the Easter Tree.
Kujo is hiding behind that old shed! grrrrrrrrrrrrrr…..
forget behind the shed…….what is in the shed?
Pennywise the clown.
Hah! Thought my mom was the only freak who did the whole “Easter Tree” thing!
My mom totally made Easter Trees too. You know there is some embroidering thread caught between the two ends of those plastic eggs! We never had one outside though, we just pulled down a branch and dragged that sucker in the house. I wonder where it originates from.
It was probably invented by some mom who had a “mystery challenged” child who could not find any eggs in the grass and sat down in the grass and cried.
You have to look beyond Christianity for where it originates. 😉
Are you kidding me! We still love on today! There are tons of us out there!
Is that a body in the woodpile?
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