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.