In 1957, Ron Manolio and his suburban Cleveland family saved a year's worth of eggshells, painted them, and placed them on their lawn for Easter morning passersby to enjoy. The attention generated by that not-so-simple act would change the lives of a family, a community, and thousands of strangers. "Eggshelland" is the story of Ron and Betty Manolio, and their unique 52-year family tradition - an inspiring, colorful, quirky and poignant display of art and obsession. Transforming their front yard into a childlike dreamworld of color, fantasy and creativity, the Manolios have brought joy to generations of Midwesterners waking from a long, gray winter. But "Eggshelland" is more than a suburban lawn display. It's a beautiful, funny, strange and emotional story of the many lives that have been touched, the never-ending joy of childhood in the Spring, and the resounding contentment of a life well lived. Written by
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Did You Know?
Exactly 41,602 eggshells were used in the display featured in the movie. Whether this includes the missing vermilion eggshells is still a matter of debate. See more