When I was growing up Easter was special church services, baskets filled with treats and of course Easter egg hunts. I always got a new outfit to wear to church on Easter Sunday. Back in the 1950s that outfit included a hat, white gloves and sometimes even new patent leather shoes to go with the dress. I didn't get new clothes very often, but I always did for Easter Sunday.
Many of my Easter traditions were continued with my two sons and then later with my two grandchildren. The children would have Easter baskets and of course many egg hunts both inside and outside. We would all share a big dinner and enjoy a day of family time together.
|My Granddaughter Annika|
|My Grandson Gavin|
My sons and my grandchildren are grown now so even if we were able to spend the holiday together there would not be the egg hunts and some of the other activities we enjoyed when they were young. But we will talk on the phone at least and I will make sure they all know they are loved and cherished just as much today as when they were little. We may be living in this crazy pandemic world of isolation but I hope we will all remember that what really counts is what is in our heart and we can still reach out to our loved ones in different ways.
Happy Easter to all my very special friends and thank you all for being there!