Myrtle’s Easter Eggs

At book club last night our friend *Myrtle told us a really cute story:

When Myrtle’s children were little they were going to have an Easter egg hunt with the neighbors who had four little children of their own.  The adults had hidden eggs all around the yard and were now sitting in lawn chairs enjoying watching the children doing the hunt.

The neighbor’s youngest, about three, was a little young to really get into the hunt, and was just wandering around watching the other children find eggs.  He finally wandered over to where Myrtle was sitting, and Myrtle told him that she knew there were still some Easter eggs to be found and he should just look harder.  He stood there a minute apparently finally understanding a little of the concept that the eggs were hidden and he would have to guess where they were.  So with this new idea of looking for something in a place not expected, he reached up and patted Myrtle’s chest.  Nope, that wasn’t one, so he wandered off to look in other places.

We all laughed long and loudly at Myrtle’s story.

Later in the evening, we were discussing books in general, and how much harder it was to lay in bed and read a book if it was a large, heavy one. Myrtle was lamenting how hard it is to balance a heavy book on your rib cage while lying down.

At which time another friend commented, “And, of course, you want to be careful that the book doesn’t fall over and break your Easter eggs.”

I love my book club.  They not only enjoy reading books and discussing them, but they enjoy laughing together too.

*Myrtle’s name has been changed to protect the privacy of the owner of the “Easter eggs”.

8 Responses to Myrtle’s Easter Eggs

  1. Linda says:

    Oh my. That’s funny! Interesting dialogue to go along with the book club discussion, too.

  2. Hilary says:

    What a cute and funny story.

    It would seem that Myrtle was busted! Imagine looking for an egg there.. did the little guy think he’d win the booby prize? Clever remark by the book club friend. Did Myrtle get her back? You know.. tit for tat. Thanks for keeping us abreast of of your bosom buddy, Sandra. I’m sure the story brought back fond(led) mammarys.

  3. Sandra says:

    Linda — Yes, who knew reviewing books could be so funny! 🙂

    Hilary — Sometimes your unlimited wit leaves me speechless — and YOU KNOW that’s not an easy feat! Love, love, love your comment. Thank you for always being such a bright spot on my blog and not just a boob. (Sorry, I just couldn’t resist a small attempt to match your wit!) 😉

  4. Sandra says:

    p.s. Hilary — I just read your response to Hubby and he can’t quit laughing! 🙂

  5. Hilary says:

    This is the fewest comments I’ve seen on one of your posts. Which one of us do you figure scared everyone away? 😉

  6. Sandra says:

    Ha, Hilary — I never get too many comments, but even for me this was a few less than usual. But there were more readers than usual. So, I guess i’m going to tell myself that I stunned them into silence with my brilliant writing acumen. 🙂

  7. C. Beth says:

    That is so funny!

    In the movie “The Proposal,” Betty White is altering a wedding dress for Sandra Bullock. It’s way too big in the bust, and as Betty tries to get all the extra fabric pinned, she says, “It’s like hunting for Easter eggs!” I’ve always loved that line.

  8. Sandra says:

    Beth — I enjoyed that movie too, and remember that line. It definitely fits here, doesn’t it. 🙂

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