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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Cheap But Plentiful

The Tolley Easter turkey.
Well. One of them . . .
Ours is a Christian family.
Easter is important to us.
We spend time in worship service.
Offering many prayers of gratitude for our Saviour.
For His sacrifice for us.
But Easter is also a time of fun.
Easter chocolate will be hidden.
Found.
And consumed.
By children and adults alike.
But here is where our family differs from many others out there.
Our chocolate is not brought by the Easter bunny.
Nope.
As my Husby says, why do things like everyone else?
Why, indeed . . .
In the Tolley house, our chocolate is brought a day late.
By Peter the Frugal Easter Pig.
Who shops – and has always shopped – for cheap chocolate.
The day after the official Easter morning.
I know. I know.
It smacks of treason.
But at least it smacks.
And who’s complaining when one is gorging on chocolate?
And I do mean gorging because, at 75% off, we can buy so much more!
Mmmmm . . .
Happy Easter, everyone!

10 comments:

  1. You know, the chocolate tastes the same whether the wrapper has the colors of a holiday already over or not! It's hard to resist overbuying chocolate the day after Easter.

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  2. Peter the Frugal Easter Pig ... LOL!!!

    And he really should have "Smart" in his name, too :)

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    1. Peter the Smart and Frugal Easter Pig. Or P.T.S.-FEP for short. I think we're on to something!

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  3. What a great idea. We quit with the candy after the kids were grown but we still eat Alot! Wonderful dinner and the desserts whew! Happy Easter Diane!

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    1. Yeah. We never quite got past the first generation before the second started. Sigh.
      I hope your Easter was wonderful!

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  4. I remember buying Easter eggs at 75% off too, but the kids still had Sunday morning Easter eggs as well, so altogether too much chocolate. The bargain stuff was rationed out though and lasted quite a while. I remember days of long ago when stores would sell bags of broken Easter eggs for a dollar or two a bag, I bought those when the kids were too young to know that bunnies and eggs came unbroken.

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    1. Heehee! I remember my dad buying chocolate bars the same way. We thought that was how they came! :)

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