Sara Bowden starts early on painted eggs

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 8:23 pm Friday, April 2, 2021 Print Article Sponsored Content Photos by Jaine TreadwellSara Bowden has colored Easter eggs all of her life. Today, she hand paints them. Email the author Bowden said her mother would have to start saving egg shells a long time before Easter Sunday.“There were a lot of us children and we wanted a lot of eggs to hunt,” she said. “When the eggs dried out, we would color them with color tablets that came in a little packet. We’d put each tablet in a cup of water and vinegar. When the tablets dissolve and colored the water, we would dip the eggs in the colored water and dye them the prettiest colors.”Bowden said the dye packet included stickers to put designs on the eggs and wax crayons to draw designs before the eggs were dyed. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The dyed eggs would be left to dry; then, the eggs would be filled with candy. One special egg would be designated the Golden Egg and contain a bright, shiny dime.“The candy was hard, like corn candy, jelly beans and M&Ms,” Bowden said. “Hershey kisses and candy like that would melt during the egg hunt. We had boiled eggs, too. Back then we could eat boiled eggs that had been hunted in the hot, sunshine all day.Bowden, laughingly, said “back then” Easter eggs were really hidden in hard to find places.“Today, the eggs are just lying out on the ground,”” she said. “I guess the children have fun, picking up eggs. Skip By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sara Bowden starts early on painted eggs Book Nook to reopen Huner, Trojans pick up win over area foe Greenville Brady Huner earned a complete-game victory as Charles Henderson High won its first Class 5A, Area 3 contest of the… read more You Might Like For all her growing up years, Bowden hunted egg-shell eggs on Easter. When she had children of her own, she carried on the Easter tradition of coloring and decorating eggs for hunting on Easter.Her children grew up, moved away, got married and had children of their own.Bowden wanted her grandchildren to have the experience of hunting “real” Easter eggs, so she continued to save egg shells, dye and dry them and color them.And, to add a personal and loving touch to each egg, Bowden paints Easter images on the eggs.“I’m not an artist but I love to paint,” Bowden said, with a smile. “Every year, I dye the eggs, and I enjoy that, but I love painting pictures on the eggs. I paint colorful things and springtime things that show the new life and hope – flowers, birds, butterflies, things that bring hope and promise because that is what Easter is all about.”When the eggs are painted, Bowden puts the eggs in cartons and boxes them for the Easter enjoyment of her children, grandchildren and, now, great-grandchildren. And, she trusts Uncle Sam to deliver them in time for Easter weekend.“It’s important to me, and I think to Lawrence, too, that we continue to share a family tradition with those we love,” Bowden said. “Easter is a most special time. When I’m painting the eggs, I’m reminded of all our blessings and that we have hope for tomorrow because Jesus lives.” For Sara Dickert Bowen of Brundidge, Easter comes early.And it comes much as it has most all her life. In a cracked egg shell.“When I was growing up, our Easter eggs were actually chicken egg shells,” Bowden said in remembrance. “My mother would start saving egg shells long before Easter. She would crack a hole in the bottom of the egg and shake the insides out and put the empty egg shell on the window sill to dry out.”last_img read more