The celebration of Easter is behind us. Easter has its own significance for most of it and we recognize it as a religious holiday.
Do you remember when Easter was the time to begin your spring wardrobe? For a lot of the female gender, it meant getting a new dress and a lovely new bonnet. “Put on your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, and you will be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade.”
Most of us just called it a new Easter hat. You could find cute little hats for the very young generation also.
Don’t forget the gloves that were required to make it genuine Easter apparel. These were a jersey fabric, and the only ones I have ever seen were white. As time goes on and the generations change, we seldom see dresses worn to church, and if you do see a hat worn at church you will almost be guaranteed to see a lovely lady of the older generation wearing it. For the older generation dressing for church was a sign of respect. However, the younger generation might truly be better examples of the original followers of Jesus, as fancy dress was not a requirement.
After attending church, the day progressed to egg hunts. Do you remember finding eggs that you could pull apart and find other prizes like candy and coins? I don’t either, but I do remember eating a lot of egg and potato salad in the days following Easter.
You will also remember finding that missing egg or eggs many days or weeks later. Just for general information, I did see the Easter Bunny sitting in a yard on 2nd Avenue South last week. Bet he was scoping out his run, what do you think?
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