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Happy Easter!

“Here Comes Peter Cottontail” is one of the most popular songs of the Easter season (though personally I can only think of two). It was written in 1950 by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins, the duo responsible for “Here Comes Santa Claus” and “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.” Gene Autry was the first to record the song so we’re playing his version, but I remember it best from the 1971 Rankin and Bass animated special with Danny Kaye on vocals.

We actually did the big family celebration yesterday. The girl got a giant basket filled with enough sweets to induce a month long sugar coma, just like the good Lord intended. Today we’ll probably hang around the house trying to rationalize our day long, all candy diet by shoe horning various confection categories into the food groups on the daily pyramid. I will admit that it might be a bit of a stretch to add Red Vines to the pasta group but dammit milk chocolate IS dairy! It says so right in the name!

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