Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Chicks

When I was a little girl in the '50's, at Eastertime we would go to Murphy's Five and Dime Store to look at the chickens and ducks that were for sale. They were kept on a table and they were dyed in pastel colors. We would hear their chirping before we ever saw them, and we were always delighted to see them! Sometimes there would be dead ones among the living, but I don't remember feeling sad about them, or guilty or shocked that they were dyed. It's just the way it was. I found an article in the Huffington Post about how they still dye chicks at Eastertime, only now they use psychedelic colors, and it is only outlawed in Florida. Funny, I still kinda want one,and I promise to take good care of it!

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