My mum served in Congress from 1992 until 1998. She told the voters that she was going to Congress for three terms, then returning to her farm outside Portland, Oregon. Unlike other politicians who ran on a term limit pledge, my mother was a woman of her word. The first Easter my mum was in Washington, she went to the Easter Egg hunt at the White House. She sent me a very cool wooden White House Easter egg. She told me that the eggs were made in this country. Well, I am happy to report that the President’s Easter Eggs are still made in the states.
I came across an article the other day regarding the current firm making our national Easter eggs. Wells Wood Turning & Finishing of Buckfield, Maine has been making the White House Easter eggs for the past six years. This year the members of our extended American family working at the Wells firm made between 75,000 and 100,000 Maine birch wooden Easter eggs. The White House eggs feature an aerobic bunny.
Alan Chesney, who co-owns Wells with Tom Wallace is very proud that their workers make the President’s Easter eggs. At the end of the article, Chesney talks about the President’s Easter eggs and says ”I can’t imagine the Easter eggs would be made in China.” Neither can I.