Ron Manolio
RONALD J. MANOLIO. Beloved husband, of 57 years, of Elizabeth (nee DeMaioribus); dearest father of Mark (wife, Gina), Meribeth Pannitto (husband, Joseph), Mona Bolander (husband, James), Matthew (wife, Michelle) and Melissa Harvey; devoted grandfather of Jennifer, Deanna, Matt, Jonatha, Alexa, Brandon, Sarah, Zachary, Shannon and Ella; dear brother of Eilene Fazio (deceased) (husband, Pat). He created Eggshelland, in 1957 and was a collector of antique cars. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Saturday August 11, 2012, at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Family will receive friends at THE VICCHIARELLI FUNERAL HOME, 5252 MAYFIELD RD., LYNDHURST (BETWEEN RICHMOND AND BRAINARD) FRIDAY, 2 - 4 P.M. and 6 - 8 P.M.

Published in The Plain Dealer from August 9 to August 10, 2012
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Eggshelland 2012
Lyndhurst, Ohio
  Bunny Happy Easter     Eggs

Old Friends and New!
  April 1 thru April 9, 2012
The Muppets, The Critics, and Mario and Luigi

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Eggshelland Sign
Eggshelland 2012 Sign

Eggshelland Sign
Eggshelland Sign

The Muppets


The Critics
Statler and Waldorf

Mario and Luigi
Mario and Luigi

Ron and Betty Manolio
Ron and Betty Manolio

 Old Friends and New_
Easter, April 8, 2012
38,280 Real Eggshells
   Eggshelland is a unique Easter Display, presented by Ron and Betty Manolio of Lyndhurst,
Ohio.  This 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, Outdoor
Sign Paint enamel to paint the shells. As far as we know,  it is the only 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 home.
     This is a family project.  We used to save our shells. We now get our eggshells from the
Sidewalk Cafe, 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 the egg  and Betty shakes out
the 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 colors.
     Our average handling breakage is 1500 shells.  We have had six natural disasters.  In 1998,  and
2009,  hail storms destroyed 18,000 shells. 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 inches of
snow on Easter morning broke 14,176. In 2008, for the first time, we were not able to put pegs in
the lawn, because the ground was frozen.  Our Display consisted of 6,223 eggshells, using the
five figures we have on Styrofoam, usually standing in the background.
     The theme this year is Old Friends and New The display includes; Mario and Luigi, with 5,265 shells,
 GThe Critics,  have 5,786 shells, and the Muppets with 11,137 shells.
    We always receive excellent local coverage, and in 2000,  we appeared on the Montel Williams
Show, and were also featured on Extreme Cuisine, and the Agri-Country Network.  We have  been
eatured on "Ripley's Believe it or Not," and a photo was sent out by Associated Press that
reached as 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 Cedar-Lee Theater, and is now available on DVD.  The display is lit
at night, and will be up from April 1  thru
April 9th.    Happy Easter!

Ron and Betty Manolio                                                            NEW EGGSHELLS
1031 Linden Lane                                                                                  Courtesy of
Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124                                            Sidewalk Cafe - Painesville
(440) 442-6061                                                                  Sidewalk Cafe - Euclid
Creative Eggshell Displays  - Lectures                                        Nick J. Sarris
Directions: From intersection of Richmond Road and Ridgebury - make three left turns on Roland, Ashwood and Linden Lane.

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A view of Wade Hall at Waterfowl Lake, one of the oldest
zoo buildings in North America, constructed in 1884.

Mario and Luigi

The Muppets They're Closer Than You Think.

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 ... (cameo)
Distributed by:  Walt Disney Pictures
MPAA Rating:  PG

Synopsis: The 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.

Statler and Waldorf.Statler 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."

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 believe you!"

Statler and Waldorf are named after two New York City hotels, The Statler Hilton and the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.

Mario and LuigiMario 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.

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