17 March 2008
Do they know it's Easter time at all?
But say a prayer
Pray for the other ones
At Eastertime it's hard
But when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of secularism
Where the only water flowing
Is under the Zamboni resurfacer
On a very positive note, the company my husband works for gives the employees the day off on Good Friday. It is very nice that we can spend this time together and make it to Good Friday services instead of trying to find a time where we can meet or my schlepping the kids by myself.
But, it appears that our local CINO university doesn't quite get the meaning of HOLY WEEK. Maybe I shouldn't paint the entire university with such a broad brush, since most of the campus has the week off, but my husband has a class on the evening of Holy Thursday. He's not supposed to, but the prof has scheduled the classes when they are convenient for him instead of adhering to the overall plan that this is a vacation week -- since it's Easter.
Then, there is hockey. My nephews play hockey. They are either practicing or playing all the time. Even on holidays. Often on Sundays. Surprisingly, they don't have a game on Easter...but my brother-in-law, who plays on a men's team, DOES have a game. On Easter. Who schedules a hockey game on Easter?
I don't know the scoop this year, but last year my sister-in-law and her husband couldn't make Easter dinner because they had to work. They sell hot tubs. Must be folks need a good bath after all that Lenten penance. This year, they just plain aren't coming to dinner.
I guess if you miss Easter dinner because of all your other commitments, you can always head to the local fast food joint for a burger and fries. They'll be open.