The Duncan Banner

Letters to the Editor

April 26, 2011

LTE — Former resident stays up with Duncan online, remembers childhood Easter egg hunts

DUNCAN — To the editor,

I read with interest the article about several worthy organizations in Duncan and Marlow holding children’s Easter Egg hunts. 

This was of particular interest to me because about thirty years ago my father, Abe Walkingstick, used to organize the Optimists’ Club Easter Egg Hunt. We used to call him the “Easter Bunny.” 

Back then, on Saturday night before Easter, my parents would drive all over town to stores that had closed and had left-over Easter candy and toys. I remember our back bedroom was covered, floor to ceiling, with candy for the big egg hunt.  Then, on Easter morning, we would “hide” plastic eggs with candy and coupons for prizes. “Hiding” mostly consisted of dropping candy over softball fields.

A grand time was had by all, adults and children alike. I’m glad to see that this tradition goes on and I know that, if he were alive, my father would be first on the sidelines to enjoy the hunt.

Barbara Watson,

former Duncan resident

Denver, Colo.

1
Text Only
Letters to the Editor
Poll

Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
Yes. More shoppers would come during nice fall weather.
Either time is fine.

     View Results
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.