Thursday, April 5, 2012

Martha's Bunnies


At my favorite Rehab Center, Martha has been at the front desk for 17 years. This is what I found this week when I went to visit my PhotoShop guru, Rich.
Each year Martha collects bunnies and the first of April they cover her area. On Easter Sunday, each resident is given a bunny. They all come when she  puts them on display and have their names put on the ones they want. First Come First Serve is the motto.
 Martha hits garage sales and thrift stores all year long. This year she has 84 to give away and a lot more that are her personal decorations, like the one above.




The one above is my choice, it is a basket and a bunny, below is Rich's choice since he loves all things NASCAR.  See the blue tag? that has his name on it. Don't all macho men LOVE NASCAR Bunnies?

MadSnapper Trivia:
When my sons were 3 and 5 years old, my dad took them with him to the Feed store to buy his seeds. He came home with 2 tiny bunnies, we named them Peanut and Thumper.
NEXT year he came home with 2 tiny CHICKS.  Daddy, what were you thinking? We live in the city limits. NO CHICKENS ALLOWED….  They grew really fast, so what to do? What to do?
I called a family friend who had a chicken farm, told my boys, our chicks were lonely and Katy’s had a wonderful big place for them to live. We drove over and she played along and made a big story of the happy life the chicks would have, and put them in her chicken coop. You know the rest of the story

31 comments:

Maple Lane said...

These photos are so colorful and sweet! I love that the residents get a choice of a favorite bunny. Wishes for a Happy Easter to you!

crafty cat corner said...

I don't like to talk about Bunnies too much. I had a rabbit and I called him snowy, little did I know that some day I would eat him.
My dad used to keep them to help out with the food rations after the war.

Of course he didn't do in intentionally it was me being all sentimental again, nothing changes, lol

Briony
x

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

wow! soo cute!

thanks for these delightful photos!
they just put a smile on my face.
most definitely something i needed today.

xo

Remington said...

Look at all the bunnies! They all look so cuddly! That is a funny story about the chickens....Beth's parents had a friend that gave her 3 chicks and the same thing happened to her....

From the Kitchen said...

Every such place like that needs a "Martha". What a great story! And, I love the bunnies.

Best,
Bonnie

TexWisGirl said...

martha sounds like a treasure...

EG CameraGirl said...

Martha sounds like the perfect person for her job. It's nice to be greeted by someone who really likes people. Isn't she wonderful to give away all these bunnies?

Rose said...

They lived happily ever after????

Val said...

Sandra this is a wonderful post and what a special thing for Martha to do....bringing joy and smiles to so many!! AWESOME :)

Madi and Mom said...

What a beautiful post and lovely thing to do for the folks in rehab.
Who knew there were that many different bunnies!!

I really enjoy your trivia!!
Hugs Madi and Mom

SweetMarie said...

I like the bunny you chose. It looks extra soft and it's neat that it's a basket too. The nascar bunny is cute too! Perfect for a guy. :) Have a great day Sandra!

Ginny said...

When I first saw your post, I had to look on the sidebar to make sure I had clicked on the right blog!!! It is something so different from what you usually do, yet just as wonderful. First, I LOVE that stained glass frame on the first picture!!!!! And ALL those adorable bunnies, I am partial to the one with the big front tooth. This woman really has a heart of gold. And I like your story about your dad, too. I'll tell you what he was thinking, he probably WASN'T thinking. We will get our grandkids almost anything want then let the parents deal with it, ha ha!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

All those bunnies are so cute. what a precious thing to do for those in that home.

S. Etole said...

What a fun project with all those adorable bunnies!

BlueShell said...

All cute but the one with the glasses is marvelous...
YES...I LOVE NASCAR!
We can see the races here in the sport channel.
Happy Easter
Kiss, kiss

Pam said...

Martha's bunnies are so cute, how sweet of her to collect them to give away at Easter.
Nice story, Sandra.

Andrew said...

So wonderful to see... so cute xx
I wish you a wonderful Easter weekend.
Hugs Drew xx

BlueShell said...

Hi Sandra: here I am again...just asking for help: LOL...What is going on ...on some blogs...People seem to be paying a game with the words: for example I saw this: " L - for Labor, as when some one gives to birth"...or " S - or silence"...and so on!!! (sorry my English)-,,,can you explain to me what is going on...Is that a game???
There are many things about other cultures that I do not know!

Hugs...and..be patient with me...
BShell

Eva Ason said...

What a lovely idea to give away bunnies! I love the photos, very colorful and uplifting. Martha sounds like an earthly Angel.
I like the trivia story, so typical eh...
enjoy your day!

Eva

Madge Bloom said...

What a wonderful idea... love the bunny behind the 'Foster Grants!'

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

A lovely post, Sandra, about a very special lady. Martha is a real sweetie and surely brings cheer to many at Easter. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Mamabug said...

What a sweet lady Martha is! She has a heart of gold.

SD ~ Dawning Inspiration said...

Rest of the story? I do? Know it? Naw, tell me it's not true!! ;o)

Cute bunnies. How thoughtful of her to do that for the residents. I bet it brightens their day in so many ways!

Angela said...

That is so cute and sweet of Martha! How many are in the nursing home? 84 bunnies is a lot of bunnies!

Oh my! I hope she didn't eat your hens!


Happy Easter!
Angela

Chatty Crone said...

Some times what kids don't know won't kill them. haha

And I l ove love love your bunnies - they are so beautiful.

Happy Easter.

sandie

Deb said...

love all the bunnies...my daughter had that same bunny basket one year for easter...Happy Easter...

DawnTreader said...

What a lovely idea. I'll take the one with the sunglasses!

Catherine said...

So many cute bunnies here! All you are missing is the chocolate ones... ;)
xo Catherine

Snapper II said...

Cute bunch of bunnies. She is very nice to do that for the residents. They all look like brand new. What does she do, have them dry cleaned? You said she gets them from flea markets. Curious people want to know... :-)
Love ya, Madeline

LC said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate Easter! And I really like your pick. That is one endearing bunny. Enjoyed this happy post!

Debra Dickinson said...

I love Martha! What a lovely thing to do! Oh yeah, love the bunnies too. :)