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Friday, March 26, 2010

Back to the Past – Easter version


Here is an Easter photo from 1966:

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I would have been 4 1/2, Arlan – 8 mos., Alan 21 mos., Tonita 3 1/2 years. Mom was expecting Randy who would be born the next September.

One of my favorite childhood memories is when we colored Easter eggs. We always did it on the evening before Easter Sunday.

Mom would boil the eggs and make up the colored water in coffee cups on the table. I remember that we used spoons to dip the eggs rather than the little wire dipper doodad that came with the box of color tablets. We’d all gather round the table and see how creative we could get – there were a few very interesting color combinations over the years. We also used the wax stick that was enclosed with the color tablets to draw mod flowers and write our names. Mom let us do whatever we wanted, and the older we got, the wilder the eggs got.

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Here we are circa 1972 or 73 on Easter Sunday.  (l to r: Alan, Randy, Tonita, me, Arlan)

The original photo was a Polaroid so there was no date. I remember the shirt I was wearing, and I want to say I was 11 years old or so…

We were on our way to Sunday School, then over to Grandma and Grandpa Adams’s for a little while to play with the cousins. It was a Sunday morning tradition to gather at Grandma’s and visit.

Lastly, we have Easter Sunday 1978.

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Tonita, me, Mom on the couch, Alan on the floor in front (notice his original “Super Ducks” t-shirt. That was the first year that York’s Girls Basketball team won State. I still have my t-shirt. No, you cannot borrow it for Homecoming or Basketball season. Yes, I’ve been asked several times.) We were getting ready to go to Henderson to Grandma and Grandpa Regier’s house for Easter dinner.

Mom sewed my top and skirt as well as her own. They were wrap skirts and I loved mine.

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This is me and Randy playing nice. :o)

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Alan didn’t want to play… 

We don’t always get to gather for Easter anymore, though we each have wonderful in-law families to celebrate with. I will, however, be thinking of them all when I help the kids color eggs tomorrow!

1 comment:

Susan in SC said...

What wonderful pictures and memories!