By Margaret Aman Freeman, Redondo Beach, California
My grandmother Aman, who lived her last years in Lehr, North Dakota, seeded plates of wheat for her grandchildren for Easter. My mother recalled all the flat surfaces with plates on them, as there were many little ones who lived nearby who looked forward to the Easter bunny placing eggs in the grass at Grandma's house.
Grandmother grew up in Bergdorf and Marienberg of the Glueckstal group of colonies.
This custom must have been part of living in more
villages in the Black Sea and Bessarabia, and is something
that was continued in North America.