I take a point of personal privilege during "Holy Week."

However, this Holy Week, starting a week before Easter, was like none other due to the coronavirus scare. Meeting sizes were reduced and perhaps not as lively as those of the past. 

Easter Sunday services were not as packed as in the past due to a nationwide agreement to have no more than 10 persons at any gathering.

Sunday service being on the Internet is always an adventure. Because we didn’t want to miss any of the service, my wife Nikki had it on multiple gadgets. 

This way if one cuts out we can turn the volume up on another. Never boring here. 

This Easter’s service being in a cemetery was definitely a remembrance brought to light again. We acknowledge in our beliefs that Jesus rose from the grave as he dies for our sins.

Even Easter baskets were different. Our daughter Candice and her husband, Brad, gave coupons. Date night with mom or dad. 

No chores, pick out two shows they want to watch on big television, were some choices they hid in the eggs. The joy of telling us which ones they, (Avery, Micah and Will) received showed it didn’t matter about the gift — they were delighted it came from mom and dad.

With the horror we have gone through with this pandemic, there must be something to bring our families together like Easter. To remember, to forgive and to give a gift from the heart.

The Auburn Villager wants to keep our area up to date. Visit our webpage at www.auburnvillager.com or social media pages for daily updates from city government or Alabama state directives. Also there will be lists of curbside services or delivery services that are available in our area.


Retired Auburn Attorney Don Eddins is publisher of The Auburn Villager newspaper and the online publication, auburnvillager.com. Before going into law, he was state Capitol reporter for The Huntsville Times and state editor for The Columbus Ledger. In college, he was sports editor of The Auburn Plainsman. Email him your comments about the newspaper to doneddins@auburnlaw.us. 

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