Holy week is time for reflection

Friday, March 30, 2018 2:06 PM

When Easter Sunday falls on April Fools Day? Well heck, all kinds of hijinks can happen.

Grapes and other healthy treats disguised as candy are being featured on social media.

I don't think I could be that mean to my kids, but they're old enough now that it wouldn't be that big of a deal, anyway.

Practical jokes aside, I hope we can take time to think about the importance of Easter and Passover this weekend.

These holy holidays in Christianity and Judaism are the cornerstones of our faiths.

Of course, this being the U.S., we turn everything into an opportunity to sell you stuff. For Easter, that's chocolate, dress clothes and ham.

At least it's not as bad as Christmas. And animal welfare groups ask you not to buy chicks and bunnies for your kids. They're cute, but they don't really make great pets unless your kids enjoy cleaning up lots of droppings.

I'd like to thank the local businesses that are closing for Easter. I think it's an important day for people to spend together, whether they're regular church-goers or folks who just want to enjoy a spring day with their families and friends.

HHHCongratulations to Jordan Lanning, Tymbree Florian, Johnny Valdez and Ryan Phelps for their post-season basketball honors. Also, the Bayfield Knowledge Bowl Team took fifth at state competition among 3A schools, and now they're off to a national Quiz Bowl meet. Our Skills USA kids, History Day students and FBLA youngsters are also off to state competition in April. Good luck and have fun, and thanks for representing your local schools!

Happy Easter, and thanks for reading.