And the tradition continues...
For the last 54 years, Ron and Betty Manolio of Lyndhurst,Ohio, (the city I moved back to!) have created an Easter wonderland of painted eggs in their front yard. In 1957, the first display was a simple cross fashioned out of 750 eggs.
As you can see from this year's sign, it's grown quite a bit over the years.
This year's display includes The Muppets and Mario and Luigi.
Miss Piggy and her Kermie
Mario and Luigi
Remember "the critics" from the balcony?
A staple of the display each year is the Cross.
I know you might be thinking that these are plastic eggs but they're not! Ron makes a hole the size of a dime in the egg and Betty shakes out the contents. They wash the shells, trim the edges of the hole and paint them. They store them by color and reuse them each year. Of course, since they're real eggs, they break about 1500 a year just through handling. Since it is Cleveland, the weather doesn't always work in their favor and they've lost eggs to hail, snow and rain. This has been a stellar year of great weather so losses were at a minimum.
Thanks for the labor of love, Ron and Betty!