When Linus Met Sally and Other Famous Fictional Couples

You have to be pretty hard-hearted to not get a least a little lump in your thought when you think of some of fictional couples. But have you ever stopped to think just how these crazy lovebirds ever got together? The answers may surprise you.

Linus Van Pelt and Sally Brown
According to the comic strip, Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally was born on May 26, 1959 where Charlie marked the occasion by passing out chocolate cigars to his friends. She grew up quickly. She took her first steps on August 22, 1960 and she fell in love with Linus, Lucy’s brother, on the next day. It was love at first sight, at least on her part. Sally has often referred to Linus as her “Sweet Baboo.” Her dedication to her man seems endless. She has missed out on “tricks and treats” by sitting in a pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin and she was incensed that Linus would snub her a Valentine’s gift in favor for his teacher, Miss Othmar. Still, she clings hopelessly in love with the stripe …

Eight Easter Basket Items to Avoid

When you are a kid, Easter usually ranks up to third place after Christmas and Halloween. Actually, any holiday that involves candy is pretty good. Still, not all baskets are created equal. Be sure to avoid these mistakes:

Religious Chocolate
Some parents fear that their children are too caught up in celebrating the Easter Bunny, instead of celebrating Jesus' resurrection. However, some items for the basket are almost as sacred and shouldn't be tampered with. Don't make the mistake that some parents make by trading the chocolate bunny for set of chocolate praying hands or even worse, the triple chocolate last supper platter. Seriously, how can any kid enjoy nibbling on these things without feeling guilty?

Peeps Wreath
Nothing says Easter like a bunch of extra sweet and sticky Peeps. Nothing says "go away" like a wreath made of the sticky things.

Chicks on a Stick
What's worse that than a bunch of bunnies glued to round cardboard cutout? A bunch of chicks glued together in a heap and stuck on a stick. Remember, just because you find it on Pinterest doesn't mean that it's a good idea.

Easter Bonnet Fiasco
You know those women who wear purple and dress up in red hats? Ever think they look silly? It depends on what you compare them to. Maybe it's the feathers.

Sequin Eggs
What good are these styrofoam eggs with sequins pinned on them? You can't eat them and if you hide them, nobody will want to find them.

Recreations of the Tomb
Not every religious symbol needs to be recreated in food. Take for instance the scene at the chocolate doughnut tomb where Jesus rolled the Oreo cookie stone away.

Easter Fortune Cookies
Here's an odd one. Take your classic fortune cookie and dress them up with cut out crosses, Bibles, doves, lambs, lillies and fish. Mix and match and trade with your friends.

Discount Stuffed Chicks
You can't go wrong with stuffed animals for Easter...unless you fill their baskets full of cheap chicks that look like they have been beaten with a stick and are hemerging.


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