Friday, March 30, 2018

Happy Easter

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter! Easter was/is my favorite holiday next to Christmas. When I was a kid, the Epicopal church we attended had a special children's service in the afternoon, at which we each got our own potted geranium to take home. I don't know why they did that, but I loved getting my flower!

My mother loved Easter too, and we particularly liked the Easter hymns. Our favorite was "Christ the Lord is Risen Today." Mom passed away seven (!) years ago tomorrow, and I still think of us belting out this hymn with gusto, particularly the "Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-lay-ay-loo-oo-ya!"

When I was small we always had an Easter outfit and an Easter hat, and of course, white gloves for church. I don't have pictures of that, though I know there are some somewhere. I do however have this photo of me with a stuffed Easter Bunny. Honestly, I don't know what they were thinking - I look very skeptical of this rather creepy clown-faced rabbit!

Happy Easter, everyone!


  1. A very happy Easter to you and yours. And yes, that clown/bunny is just creepy.

  2. That pic is so cute and also hilarious because of the creepy rabbit! Happy Easter to you, Melissa! :)

  3. That's a very interesting Easter bunny...

  4. Dear Melissa, how well I remember my Easter bonnet that Mom bought for me each year. And I remember Judy Garland singing, "In my Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it . . ." And also the white gloves and the new dress. Some years there was no money for gloves or dress, but always there was the bonnet!

    I liked that hymn also and like you, I belted it out! Peace.

  5. I remember one bonnet that looked a bit too much like an Easter egg for my taste. There is a picture somewhere of me in it, standing in front of our church.


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