Friday, March 26, 2010

Flashback Friday

Linda, at Mocha with Linda, hosts Flashback Friday. This week the theme is Easter.

What was Easter like when you were little? For example, did you receive a basket with toys and candy? Was the Easter Bunny part of your family's celebration? Did your family integrate both secular and spiritual aspects of the day? Did you dye Easter eggs. . . .and did your family eat them afterwards? Did you usually get a new outfit? (Post a picture if you have one!) Does any Easter stand out particularly? You might also share how your Easter today is similar or different to your childhood.

Easter was a big deal when we were little.  My 'fancy' grandmother always sent matching outfits for my older sister and me. 

We received baskets with candy and toys.

We always dyed eggs and were always dismayed that they looked nothing like the packaging!

We went to church where my mom usually sang in the choir.

We often went to my grandparents' house in Arkansas.  I don't remember this but my mom tells the story that when I was about 3 or 4 they pulled up to my grandparents' house and as they rolled into the driveway a rabbit took off across the driveway and yard. I screamed, bouncing up and down, yelling, "there goes the Easter bunny! There goes the Easter bunny!"

So yeah, I guess we did the Easter bunny thing too.


Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Matching dresses!!! Very sweet. Sadly with a boy and a girl I did not have the opportunity to dress my children in matching outfits at Easter.

Love the wide white collars!


Susan at Stony River said...

I love that photo! The easter bunny made me laugh out loud -- and yeah, Easter eggs never do turn out as you hope.

Joyce said...

What a sweet sister and I often had matching dresses too. Happy Easter!

skoots1mom said...

i always wanted to do matching with my daughter...
so cute!
love those blonde curls

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

I adore those dresses! I have nothing but boys, so, you know, I have to drool over matching dresses.
What sweet memories you have!

Mocha with Linda said...

Aww, what a darling picture! And your Easter bunny comment was precious! I'm loving reading everyone's flashbacks. Thanks for playing!

quilly said...

Oh my look at those dresses! The collars almost overwhelm the two of you. How totally cute.

Barbara H. said...

Great timing with the bunny, LOL!

I love the matching dresses. I will probably be that kind of grandmother, :-)