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  • The History of the Easter Bunny

    Posted on March 28, 2013

    Image via White Rabbit England

     

    Hippity hoppity, Easter's on its way as the song goes! Mamas and papas are busy buying chocolate eggs and baskets and their squalling tykes are waiting in line at shopping malls to get their photo taken with the Easter Bunny. But when exactly did we start anticipating the rabbit's arrival every Easter morning in America?

     

    We can thank German immigrants for bringing the legend of the Easter Bunny to the States. In pre-Christian Germany, around the 13th century, people worshiped gods and goddesses. One of those goddesses was named Eostra (sounds a lot like Easter, doesn't it?) She was the goddess of spring and fertility and the rabbit was her symbol because of the bunny's tendency to multiply!

     

    As early as the 18th century, German settlers in the Pennsylvania Dutch area told their children about tales of an egg-laying hare who dispensed eggs, candy and trinkets to good children on Easter morning. He was known as the Osterhase--which of course, later become known as the Easter Bunny in more modern times. Children would find eggs from the Osterhase in their bonnets and caps.

     

    So folks, here's hoping that you've been good enough that the Osterhase will pay you a visit this upcoming Sunday! Happy Easter!

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  • Jacob Bromwell at the Movies

    Posted on February 23, 2013

    Screenshot of The Help from Hooked on Houses.

     

    I may not have lived during a time when the motion picture came into existence, but did you know that a few Jacob Bromwell products have found their way to the big screen? Why, that's no flibbity-flab. With the Academy Awards taking place tonight, I thought I'd highlight a few items that had supporting roles in feature films...

     

    The Help: As the camera pans across a radio on a kitchen shelf in one scene, you can see a vintage Jacob Bromwell grater with the "Bromwell" stamp on it plain as day, just like my modern day Morgan's Famous Grater!

     

    The Green Mile: Tom Hanks himself sipped from one of my Classic Tin Cups in this 1999 period prison drama film!

     

    Big Daddy: 1999 was a good year for JB products -- my Legendary Colander made an appearance in this Adam Sandler comedy -- and that's no joke!

     

    Whether you need authentic looking cooking props for a period film or just want to give your home that vintage touch, Jacob Bromwell's got you covered! Best of luck to all of the Oscar nominees.

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  • Hard Lessons: How to Fall on Ice

    Posted on February 6, 2013

    Let's face it; even though the groundhog says we're going to have an early spring, the calendar still says we have 41 days of winter left. That means 41 days of potential snow and ice to fall on. I've learned the hard way that falling on your keister during the winter hurts like the dickens! So this here handy dandy guide to walking (and falling) on the frozen stuff should hopefully help you out. Stay safe, folks!

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