2018-04-04 / Editorials

A very special Easter!

Mumbles
Billy Fleming

I don’t think the calendar gurus saw this one coming!

You have to go back more than 60 years to find the last time Easter and April Fool’s Day were on the same day. OK, they saw that one.

It last happened in 1956. Since 1900, Easter has fallen on April Fool’s Day only four times — 1923, 1934, 1945 and 1956.

What escaped the calendar gurus was the fact it was the first time in history that Easter, April Fool’s Day and mine and Judy’s wedding anniversary were on the same day!

They must have taken kindly to it. They have scheduled for it to happen again in 2029. That’s just 11 years out and will be our 63rd wedding anniversary.

It was a great day! We filled a pew at Easter Sunday services.



When the grandkids weren’t hunting Easter Eggs or eating they were on the sofa busy on their phones! When the grandkids weren’t hunting Easter Eggs or eating they were on the sofa busy on their phones!

And when the family dogs weren’t chasing the grandkids as they hunted Easter Eggs, they were looking for their next treat... usually from yours truly! And when the family dogs weren’t chasing the grandkids as they hunted Easter Eggs, they were looking for their next treat... usually from yours truly!

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