Saturday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m. the crowd gathered at Glenn and Dorlea Rikard’s farm for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. But before the hunt began, Glenn served as a tour guide to his animal kingdom filled with chickens, pigeons, turkeys, potbellied pigs, donkeys, peacocks, etc. Children, especially, were thrilled to hold newly-hatched chicks and two-day-old pygmy goats. After time spent in the barn and barnyard, the children were turned loose for the exciting Egg Hunt. Indeed, there were eggs galore! Before leaving the farm, many of the children and adults spent really enjoyable moments touring the fine old farmhouse in which Glenn has created a museum that reflects life on a farm in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Each room is meticulously furnished in the period, complete with such standard items as an icebox, iron beds, a farm lady’s bonnet and a framed picture of Jesus mounted on the wall. No detail has been overlooked.
After goodbyes and thank-yous were expressed to Glenn, many went on to Sharlie Behel’s beautiful home for a weiner roast. (Actually, it was a wonderful old-fashioned “weenie” roast - the best kind!) As you know, Sharlie is the consummate hostess and, as such, makes everyone feel right at home.
So, Easter Eve was a grand day! The weather was perfect, the settings for both events were ideal, the food was delicious, and the camaraderie was something to behold. It was a true Magnolia day, from start to finish.