Just WHAT is "Easter"? What does the NAME mean? Have you ever WONDERED WHY you believe and practice certain customs? You'll be surprised to find the PLAIN TRUTH about Easter! As a boy - the word "Easter" always meant bright, colorful egg-shaped jelly beans; "grass" nests, with cute little Walt Disney type bunnies - and newsreels about the big parade on Fifth Avenue in New York. The name didn't bother me, especially. It seemed to rhyme with "yeast," or perhaps have something to do with a direction, like "East." But EVERYONE seemed to figure it was mighty important to pay it some special attention, and, being a normal boy who was inclined to get starry-eyed over brightly-lit candy counters and berib-boned store windows - it seemed like a good idea at the time.
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