Easter in Edgewater: No eggs on the counter without mom

Photo for Headline Surfer / Marguerite Fulton died Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in the Edgewater, Florida, home she shared with her daughter, Darlene Vann, who was at her bedside when she passed peacefully. This is Vann's first Easter since her mom's passing, which she reflects on below.

Darlene Vann / Headline Surfer®By DARLENE VANN
Musings
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EDGEWATER, Fla. -- This is my first Easter without my Mom.

We had attended many churches since she wanted me to make my own choice of religion but had no special one.

Naturally, at Easter when I was little we did the egg hunts and Easter baskets but as I got older I didn’t want to do that so reluctantly she stopped hiding the eggs. When she did this she hid them in the house and never remembered how many she hid, including one year where an egg went unfound until it started to smell. We laughed about that every Easter.

Way back when my favorite Easter candy was chocolate covered marshmallow eggs. I got a dozen yearly even when I was long grown up. I knew somehow when I got up Easter morning there would be a box of a dozen of them with a card.

It will be strange this year to not find any Easter eggs on my kitchen counter. I know this is many of the firsts coming that I will miss along with Mom’s presence. But I will still remember and chuckle to myself over the memory of that darn rotten egg we’d find about May sometime by following the smell and laughing.

It will be strange this year to not find any Easter eggs on my kitchen counter. I know this is many of the firsts coming that I will miss along with Mom’s presence. But I will still remember and chuckle to myself over the memory of that darn rotten egg we’d find about May sometime by following the smell and laughing.

Happy Easter to one and all and remember the reason for the season is not just candy.

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Musings By Darlene Vann
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