Did you know years ago, that kids use to get real live baby chicks for Easter???
Sadly I think the trend is coming back as I have seen several signs of late for Easter Chicks for sale. If one has a farm to raise them fine, but how many poor things die for lack of knowledge how to raise them??? Not to mention sometime their even dyed!!!!Don't get me started.
My mother and her siblings used to get chicks for Easter and once they grew, they took them to a local farm to live. But this story is from my dear mother. It's where one of our family sayings comes from. When my mother was a young woman and started working she took the bus to work. One evening while returning home on the bus, a huge rotund lady got on with a box of Easter chicks for her kids. Later when the driver took a corner, the box slid off her lap, hit the floor, came open and released all the chicks running about all over the bus. Several people and the fat lady were trying to capture them all again. Finally the fat lady was right at the front to get another, when she bent over to pick one up, she left out a huge healthy fart. To which the bus driver replied, " Well, that's right lady, if you can't catch em', shoot em'!" The whole bus broke out in laughter. So around home when someone breaks wind that is what my dear old mother says.
Listen....laugh anyway.Farts are funny. But alas, the poor bus driver was fired two days later because as it tuned out the fat lady was the mayor's mother!!!
And if you must buy Easter chicks for the kiddies buy these instead....
And remember, If you can't catch em, shoot em'!