|Easter 1977 in Burnaby - Ale, Rosemary & Hilary
Even though my Easter 2023 was not an entirely a happy one, thinking about Lunes de Pascua (Easter Monday) does not place me in a better mood. Perhaps it is a somewhat holiday (no holy in that word) in Vancouver I find the day almost devoid of any meaning for my consideration.
So I have decided to make it a pleasant one, because I can.
My life and in some way my Rosemary and my two granddaughters has been a better one as they met by stellar mentor, Brother Edwin Reggio, C.S.C. a few times.
|Brother Ediwin Reggio, C.S. C.
In 1958 at St. Edward’s High School I first noticed the very short, burly Brother Edwin who pushed me (strongly) into playing the alto saxophone and paid me to clean the band room. He paid me a little salary and with the first $100 I purchased my first good camera, a Pentacon-F SLR from Olden Cameras in NY.
Brother Edwin taught us religion, but in later years, I came to understand that it was really a theology class where we first learned of Aristotle (and his unmoved mover), St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas.
Brother Edwin never had problems controlling the class. We
were not afraid of the man with an easy smile who had a penchant for humour. But we respected him.
A few days before Easter 1959 he asked us, “Why do you think we have the Easter Rabbit?” He then explained. “Have you ever noticed if you are in a car, at night, in the bush and you spot a wild rabbit how he suddenly disappears and then appears somewhere else? The rabbit represents Christ after His resurrection when he would randomly appear or disappear. This gave us the funny story of Doubting St. Thomas.”
True or not when I think back I smile and remember a man I loved.
A few days ago while walking Niño around the block I noticed the plastic Happy Easter toy on the lane.
|Lauren - Easter 2010
|Rebecca Esater 2007
|Easter 2014 at Brockhouse
|Lauren - Easter 2015