fledge capable of flying, from Middle English flegge, from Old English -flycge; akin to Old High German flucki capable of flying,
Old English flEogan to fly -- more at FLY
intransitive verb, of a young bird : to acquire the feathers necessary for flight or independent activity

Monday, April 25, 2011

Frohe Ostern! Throw-a egg!

"FRO-ah OS-tairn"/"Throw-a egg" All right, it's a little forced.

Anyway... We made cascarones (confetti-filled eggs) this year. Supposedly, the practice came to Italy--as did pasta--in Marco Polo's luggage from China. And since the Professor returned from China on Easter Sunday, it all comes full circle. In my mind at least.

Very, very fun.

1 comment:

nic said...

cascarones are like little instant parties. i don't know who first rigged up all this celebration in an egg, but they have made the world a festive place.


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