Monday, April 6, 2009

Easter Memories

I've been thinking a lot about childhood Easters for the last few days. Maybe it is the ridiculous weather: snow, wind, rain, and then 78 degrees. It has been very unpredictable from day to day or even morning to night. It seems like Easter was that way when my girls were little. I remember darling Easter dresses, and then white sweaters that covered them so they didn't freeze.

I don't remember this but am told that one Easter Sunday when I was pretty little, I went forward to the children's sermon. The minister spent some time complimenting us on how beautiful we all looked. He asked if we were wearing anything new. I proceeded to tell him that I had a new dress, new shoes, and then... (yep, you know where this is going!) I lifted my skirt and said, "New panties, too." Show and tell, I guess. My mother was mortified!

Childhood memories of Easter:
  • Sunrise services with a rugged cross, either on a hill near town or in the city park
  • Rabbit cookies (sugar cookies iced in pastel frosting)
  • Easter baskets, usually a cereal bowl with that green plastic grass and lots of candy
  • Hot Cross Buns
  • Dyeing eggs in coffee cups and then using a soft cloth to rub a bit of oil on them so they'd be shiny
  • Jelly beans, malted robin eggs, and those super sugary marshmallow creme egg things
  • "Up from the grave He arose..."
  • And my favorite Easter Hymn "Ivory Palaces"
  • Watching "The Ten Commandments" every year
  • My brothers always dyeing one ridiculously ugly egg by using all the colors

Picture: Easter Sunday 1960

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ELK said...

oh this image is so marvelous ~ such memories here ...the family shots !

Gayle said...

Oh my gosh, what a great family shot! It's so sweet how you and your brother are holding hands. I love your Easter memories! "The Ten Commandment" is one of my all time favorite movies. When I think back on it now, I am surprised that I sat and watched it as a kid.

Thank you for joining Monday Memories!

amariaf2000 said...

That is great! That reminds me of one time during the Christmas - I had the lead speaking role and some little boy who sat beside me while I'll stood kept lifting my dress up! I was soooo embarrassed. Those pictures will NOT be on Monday memories! LOL. Thanks so much for sharing your Easter memories!
~angela @ peonypatch

Puna said...

How sweet! We unfortunately don't have an Easter tradition. We are a new Christian family and we hope to build some of our own for our kids.

Kate said...

Look at the cutie pie!! My mama! I am sorry to say that I do not miss the Easter dresses. :) Love you!