The Easter Bunny came early

April 2, 2010 at 5:07 pm 2 comments

My sister PJ came from Maine for my neice’s wedding and stayed a few weeks afterward.  While here, she made herself at home in the red house next door to us that we bought last year. It is over 100 years old and sits over a basement—not like the slab homes that are common today.

Wednesday night we were with our other sis Sherri.  We three girls don’t get together often, and we were just enjoying the chance to hang out and visit.  As we did, I mentioned a new lock husband had put on the basement door to keep PJ’s grandkids from opening it.  She hadn’t noticed it, so we all traipsed out in the back room to see it.  PJ opened the door, and she and Sherri stood on the landing at the top of the stairs and flipped on the light.  Suddenly, there was panic.

“Oh, my gosh!  What is that?” and “Oh, crap!”

I stepped between them and looked down the stairs.  There on the bottom step was a cottontail rabbit.  It wasn’t a baby, either!  It was a full-grown hare making itself right at home—hopping down the step onto the basement floor and looking around.  We managed to catch it in a storage tub and set it free outside.

NO, we weren’t consuming alcohol that evening!  And we could find NO conceivable way (the next day) that the darn thing could have gotten in.

The only thing we can figure is that we stumbled onto the Easter Bunny, who had apparently either gotten lost or was simply resting up before hiding all those eggs on Sunday.  Hey, you got a better explanation?

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Karen  |  April 3, 2010 at 7:41 am

    I love it…I bet you sisters won’t forget this Easter!!

    Reply
  • 2. Rita  |  April 5, 2010 at 5:36 am

    Yep! I think this was an event that, years from now, we’ll be asking each other, “Did that really happen?” 🙂

    Reply

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