Easter for Sisyphus

Filed under: Family Events,Glimpses — Chamberlain @ 7:44 pm
No. 74

Sisyphus fully understood the daunting challenge of Easter at Moone Athy.

To lessen his burden, The Management has requested that OurRumpus list the various needs for the Easter festivities and solicit assistance from the clan. To this end the following needs have been identified. If you can help with any of these, simply reply in the Comment Section below so that everyone can pitch in without reduplicating efforts. Also, once we have an established protocol we can use this as a template each year for the occasion. Here goes:

Please sign up for one (or more) of the following:

For the Food Gatherers – I know there are no Hunters

Running Tally as of 8:37:32 AM Apr 10

Adults: 30, Children 17

  1. Volunteer Director 2009 – Sarah Fehlig
    • Coordinates Food Assignments
    • Coordinates with Gina for setup/serving/cleanup
    • Ensures necessary supplies on hand – paper products (dinner and dessert plates and plastic cups), salt/pepper, creamer, coffee/tea, dish soap, dish towels
    • Extends invitations to extended family – John Harney, Charlie Skinner, Helen and Geaorge Quick, Karen Kalish, Clay and Jean Skinner
    • Optional Activities – Wild Flower Walk, Children’s Activities, etc.
  2. Egg Hunt CoordinatorCharlie Judy gets Nod. He says:

    “…every family with egg hunting children, please bring:
    1) at least 1 doz. dyed easter eggs for every egg hunting child you own
    2) at least 1 bag of individually wrapped candies
    even if you don’t own egg hunting children, you are of course welcome to contribute
    3) this year we’d like to start the tradition of a “golden egg hunt”. A commemerative 2009 Moone Athy Golden Easter Egg (currently on order from J.A. Whitney) will be hidden far from the farm house. The easter bunny will leave treasure maps and a group hunt will ensue (adults and children included). The golden eggs will be collected each year, kept at the farm, and displayed every easter.
    i know hunting is forbidden at the farm, but this is one of three exceptions that we make…so don’t miss this opportunity! looking forward to seeing you all…”

  3. Menu Volunteers please bring the following – ready-to-go in their serving dishes! And please provide a post-party assessment of amounts served: how much was served – was it too little, too much, just-right ?
    • Hors d’ Oeurves – McClellands
    • Lamb, Gravy – Sarah and Ed Fehlig (hip hip hooray)
    • New Potatoes with Butter/Parsley – Gina Osburn
    • Asparagus and Hollandaise Sauce – Quicks
    • Buttered Rolls, Mint Jelly – Kate Smith
    • Salad – Tatums
    • Desserts – 2 Volunteers – Sarah Dunn, Lori Judy, and Helen Quick
    • Wine – Quicks (4 Bottles), Halcombs (1 Bottle), Rob and Elizabeth Judd
    • Cheese and Crackers – Laws
    • Beer – Halcombs, Rob and Elizabeth Judd
    • Juice and Bubbly Water – Dellie and Qun Sha
    • Ice –Bobby and Mary Dunn
    • Children’s Drinks – Lori Judy

Rsvps should be sent via the Comments Section below. Be sure to include names of all family members (children too) as well as any guests. Also let us know via the Comments what you plan to bring. Bring lots! and Often!

Sisyphus will be ready for drinks and Hors d’Oeuvres at 12:00 Noon, and his Easter Dinner will commence at 1:15PM. Egg Hunt time at the discretion of the Egg Hunt Director – Sis can’t wait to put down his load! Please Help! We hope to see you there…



  1. The Tatums: Trey/Paul, Helene, Adriana, Will & their French exchange student, Marie Anne Bille. We can bring salad and Easter eggs.

    Comment by chambers — March 31, 2009 @ 8:54 pm

  2. Let this not be a veritable Sisyphean challenge but rather an event greatly anticipated and appreciated by all who benefit from the generosity of Granny and her children.

    Unfortunately, we will not be able to participate in this year’s celebration which we can only imagine fill be mirthful, guided by our revered Chamberlain and band of mirth makers. We will be thinking of you and remotely cheering for all of the little ones as they attempt to outdo their siblings and cousins in the greatest competition of all…who’s basket is the heaviest?

    Go team!

    Happy Passover and Happy Easter!

    Graham, Powell, Manning, Eleanor and Ralph

    Comment by chambers — March 31, 2009 @ 10:37 pm

  3. We are looking forward to another wonderful Easter celebration at the Farm! Charlie is willing to lead the Egg Hunt again while I can bring 2 desserts and children’s drinks.

    Comment by Lori & Charlie Judy — April 1, 2009 @ 8:40 am

  4. Richard and I will bring the asparagus and hollandaise sauce and 4 bottles of wine (2 white & 2 red). I will ask Helen Quick to bring a dessert. We are looking forward to seeing you all!

    Comment by chambers — April 1, 2009 @ 11:10 am

  5. Qun, Delphine, Sarah Lin, and Sam will bring juice and bubbly water and are looking forward to joining the family for Easter at the farm.

    Comment by Qun Sha — April 4, 2009 @ 9:50 am

  6. The kids (Peter, Sarah and Isabel) are looking forward to the egg hunt and being together with their cousins! We will bring the rolls and mint jelly for the party.

    Comment by Kate Smith — April 4, 2009 @ 11:05 am

  7. Update: Clay and Jean Skinner thank us for the kind invitation and will not be able to join us as school starts back on Monday. George and Helen Quick are delighted to be invited and will be there. I will call Charlie Skinner. Has anyone called John Harney yet? Jennie

    Comment by chambers — April 5, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

  8. The Laws (K&H) are coming and bringing cheese and crackers as well as Sarah’s Easter greetings from the Antipodes.

    Comment by Hugh Law — April 9, 2009 @ 10:47 am

  9. Another 1st time registrant – Pat Halliday will attend the event, bringing the adult tally to approximately 30. Does anyone know if John Harney and Karen Kalish will join us? We should certainly extend the invitations.

    Comment by admin — April 10, 2009 @ 8:36 am

  10. Rob and I are going to make it out after a gathering with his family. We will plan on bringing some more beer/wine unless there is something else that is needed. Looking forward to it!

    Comment by Elizabeth and Rob Judd — April 10, 2009 @ 10:55 am

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