Saturday, April 15, 2017

Bunny Memories

Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin' down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppin', Easter's on its way

Bringin' every girl and boy
Baskets full of Easter joy
Things to make your Easter bright and gay

He's got jelly beans for Tommy
Colored eggs for sister Sue
There's an orchid for your mommy
And an Easter bonnet too

Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin' down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppin', Easter's on its way

Try to do the things you should
Maybe if you're extra good
He'll roll lots of Easter eggs your way

You'll wake up on Easter mornin'
And you'll know that he was there
When you find those chocolate bunnies
That he's hiding everywhere

Oh! here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin' down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppity, happy Easter Day

Gene Autry - Peter Cottontail Lyrics

I've never heard all the lyrics to Gene Autry's song before ~ only the first verses.  Have you?  The rest of the lyrics are really sweet.

Bunny memories

As a child, did you believe in the Easter Bunny?
I did.

The Saturday before Easter, I would write a letter to the Easter Bunny and leave it for him to read when he visits during the night.  (I'm not sure why I've always assumed the Easter Bunny was/is a boy.)   Sometimes instead of of a letter, I would make up a questionnaire for the bunny.

What's your name?

Where do you live?

Do you have a family?

What is your favorite candy? and so on

Upon waking up Easter morning, I would rush to see what the Easter Bunny left.  I was more interested in the Bunny's answers than the candy.  Sometimes we would find bits of torn lettuce or small remnants of carrots scattered on the floor.

In the basket, I usually found jelly beans, chocolate marshmallow eggs or bunnies, and a hollow chocolate bunny.  Sometimes I'd find a coloring or sticker book too. ♥

Did the Easter Bunny visit your home when your were a child? 
What did he leave you?


  1. I had not heard the other verses either , thanks for sharing :)
    Yes we would have a chocolate bunny and my parents would hide jelly beans for us to search for around the house, it was so funny cause in the week to come we would find some we had missed :)

    1. Connie, what fun! The only time I can remember hunting for Easter candy as a child, on year we each had a chocolate egg underneath our bed. It was in a box and the egg even had our names written on it in frosting.


We all have our “good old days” tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs. ~ B. Carter