Old Friends and New_
Easter, April 8, 2012
38,280 Real Eggshells
is a unique Easter Display, presented by Ron and Betty Manolio of Lyndhurst,
will be our 54th year. The entire front yard is transformed into different eggshell
mosaic designs each year, always
including a 50ft. Cross and the Mascot Easter Bunny.
The display has grown
from 750 shells in 1957. We use 24 brilliant
colors of 1Shot,
Paint enamel to paint the shells. As far as we know, it is the
display of it's kind in the
world. The idea came from Ron's Mother, who placed dyed eggshells on bushes in front of her
This is a family
project. We used to save our shells. We now get our eggshells from the
who use fresh eggs. Without them the display
would not continue, as other
restaurants use liquid eggs. Ron
makes a hole the size of a dime in
egg and Betty shakes out
contents. The shells are then washed and the edges of the hole trimmed. After painting, the
shells are stored by
color in boxes, with 250 in each box. They are used over
again each year, and
repainted, if necessary, in the proper
Our average handling
breakage is 1500 shells. We have had six natural disasters.
In 1998, and
2009, hail storms destroyed 18,000
In 2002, an ice storm on 6 inches of snow
broke 11,941, in 2005,
6 inches of snow smashed 5,633 shells, and in 2007 16
snow on Easter morning broke 14,176. In
2008, for the first
time, we were not able to put pegs in
lawn, because the ground was frozen. Our Display consisted of
eggshells, using the
five figures we have on Styrofoam,
in the background.
theme this year is Old Friends and New .
The display includes; Mario and Luigi, with 5,265
GThe Critics, have 5,786 shells, and the Muppets with 11,137 shells.
excellent local coverage, and in
we appeared on the Montel
Show, and were also featured on Extreme
Cuisine, and the Agri-Country Network. We have been
"Ripley's Believe it or Not," and a photo was sent
out by Associated Press that
far as the front page of an English language newspaper
in Japan. We were on
the "Today Show" Easter morning 2006, and
CNN in 2007. A documentary on Eggshelland, which took
4 years to complete, was shown at the
Theater, and is now available on DVD.
display is lit
at night, and will be
up from April 1 thru April
Ron and Betty Manolio
1031 Linden Lane
Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124
Sidewalk Cafe - Painesville
Sidewalk Cafe - Euclid
Creative Eggshell Displays
Nick J. Sarris
Directions: From intersection of
Richmond Road and Ridgebury - make three left turns on Roland, Ashwood
and Linden Lane.
For more information
the film "Eggshelland" the Movie -
Webcam at Cleveland
A view of Wade Hall at Waterfowl Lake, one of the oldest
zoo buildings in North America, constructed in 1884.
The Muppets They're Closer Than You
In Movie Theaters:: November 23, 2011
Directed by:: James Bobin
Starring: Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Zach
Galifianakis ... Hobo Jo (cameo), Jack Black ...
Distributed by: Walt Disney Pictures
and Waldorf are
a pair of Muppet characters. They are two ornery, disagreeable old men
who first appeared in the television series The Muppet
Show heckling the rest of the cast from their balcony seats. They
appeared in every episode of the show, except for one.
(In one episode, Waldorf appeared alone at the beginning, explaining
that Statler was sick, and that Waldorf's wife would substitute. Her
name turned out to be "Astoria." She looked remarkably like Statler
wearing a dress.) In The Muppet Show, the two were always
trashing Fozzie Bear's poor jokes, except for one occasion where
Fozzie, with help from Bruce Forsyth, heckled them back
In contrast, they found themselves vastly entertaining and
inevitably burst into mutual laughter at their own witticisms. It is
later revealed in the Muppet Family Christmas special that the
two hecklers were friends with Fozzie's mother, Emily Bear. Despite
constantly complaining about the show and how terrible some acts were,
they would always be back the following week in the best seats in the
house. As to why, the original version of The Muppet Show theme
song had Statler admitting, "I guess we'll never know."
story revolves around The Muppets reuniting after a huge falling out to
save The Muppet Studios in Hollywood. They have to put on a show inthe
Muppet Theater and get 10 million viewers to save the Studios from an
evil Texas oil tycoon.
They also had a penchant for breaking the fourth wall. At
the end of one episode, they looked at the camera and asked "Why do you
watch it?", and in another one, Waldorf stated that he didn't care for
puppets, not finding them believable. Statler responded with "I don't
Statler and Waldorf are named after two New York City
hotels, The Statler Hilton and the
Mario and Luigi
Games for Kids
The Italian brothers Mario and
Luigi were first paired together in the arcade classic "Mario Bros."
Since then, these characters have appeared in many best-selling games
for a variety of Nintendo consoles. There are several titles available
that are appropriate for players of all ages, including role-playing
games and standard side-scrolling games. Mario is a
famous plumber, brother of Luigi, and star of the Mario & Luigi Series.