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Ted's entry into the Easter 2013 Peep Diorama Contest.

Ted’s entry into the Easter 2013 Peep Diorama Contest. Poops.

Joy's entry. Pop art Peeps.
Joy’s entry. Pop art Peeps.

Jackie's entry Angry Peeps
Jackie’s entry Angry Peeps.

So a couple years ago I put an end to The Traditional Easter Basket and decided that entry to the family Easter meal (buona Pasqua!) would be a home made Peep’s Diorama.  I had heard someone mention that the Washington Post or someone had done a story on these kookie dioramas, it sounded like fun. I wish I had taken more photos last year but I did snap a few this year.  I think this new tradition has caught on!  The entries were hilarious.  They are truly an insight into the eyes of the makers… Who do you vote for? Please do not penalize contestants for the lack of photography skills on my part.

And yes, I do realize Easter is long gone…I am a little behind and out of sequence.  Perhaps an insight into me.

Peepcaso Museum by Talley diorama entry

Peepcaso Museum by Talley.

Izzy's Peep Show

Izzy’s Peep Show.

Peeps Diorama by Mark and Jean. Peeps Wide Shut.

Peeps Diorama by Mark and Jean. Peeps Wide Shut.

Peep Corn diorama by EmTuck

Peep Corn diorama by EmTuck

il Peep-a. My entry to this years peep diorama contest in honor of the new kid on the Papal block.

il Peep-a. My entry to this years peep diorama contest in honor of the new kid on the Papal block. Bless our heathen souls.


Well, as travel days go, this one was the kind of experience I have heard and read about and now I can say that I have experienced it as well.  I won’t bore you with the details but it was a version of Planes, trains and me the cranky sister, Italian style.  When we made it back to Rome we needed a shower, a full body massage and a nice hot cup of tea.  Since there was no masseuse available we settled for the comfort of our wonderful cousins and the other two.  Nothing a good nights sleep didn’t cure.  Lou’s husband Andrew (Roo to his adoring nieces and nephews) arrived after missing a connecting flight so we went home, re-organized our suitcases and let Andrew rest a bit.   The next day (Sat. Oct 16th) we went into Rome and my co-horts indulged me in a little search for Ex Votos in the religious article stores in the neighborhoods around the Vatican.  As it turns out this was the weekend that 6 new saints were to be canonized, a big deal and something that happens infrequently so the faithful were out in droves to stock up on newly minted medals, holy cards, statuettes, placques, rosaries, key rings and my personal favorite…fridge magnet/bottle openers with images of their saintos di giorno!  It was like a Catholic Disneyland!  These are the times when I am thankful to have been raised in a Catholic family, a religion which preaches that we should not worship icons.  One of the newbies happened to be the very first Australian saint Mary MacKillop, needless to say, Lou was all over that one.  The photo shows on of the fallen giving thanks and praise…miracles happen every day they say.  I did find one Ex Voto…cool but molto caro!

Sister Mary Louise giving a nod to Sister Mary MacKillop.

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