Saturday, April 11, 2020

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone has an enjoyable Easter.  It will be different this year for most of us.  But that doesn't mean we can't celebrate what this day means to us personally.  Those that wish to can still attend virtual church services.  We can visit with family by phone or some form of internet FaceTime.  And the young ones that are in isolation with their parents can still have Easter egg hunts in their home or yard.  This is a good time for us to appreciate the many blessings we do have in our lives and to realize that maybe we are each a little stronger than we thought we were when we first got hit with this pandemic. 

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. 

Easter 1956

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!   



28 comments:

  1. Happy Easter, Bonnie!
    Yes, I am going to do a video call so the grandboys can show Gramma their eggs after the hunt through the house! :)

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    1. That is wonderful that you will be able to share Easter with the boys with a video call. I just had a video call with my Granddaughter. Happy Easter to you and Annie!

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    1. Thank you Sue and a very Happy Easter to you! Thank you for coming by my blog.

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  3. Happy Easter to you and yours, too, dear Bonnie!
    Some years, my sister and I also had new dresses for Easter, and almost every year a new ball to play with in the garden or outside with our friends, often it would be a red one with big white dots.
    You are right, regardless of the circumstances, we can still make this a special day for ourselves.

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    1. Thank you and I hope you and O.K. are having a wonderful Easter weekend! I love your childhood memories of the red polka dot ball!

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    1. Thank you JayCee and a very Happy Easter to you too!

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  5. Nice post. You start with the fun things and then go on to some very important life experiences. You've had a life long experience with Easter . Happy Easter to you.

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    1. Thank you Red. I hope you and the micro-manager have had a good day!

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  6. Oh my gosh. Such a great pictures!

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  7. Happy Easter Bonnie. You were such a dear little girl! Your grandchildren must have loved doing the Easter egg hunt and finding all those lovely coloured eggs! :)

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    1. Thank you Simone. We had a lot of fun with the grandchildren but they sure did grow up fast. I hope you have had a wonderful Easter.

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  8. I hope your day has been enjoyable, too.

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    1. Hi Rose, Happy Easter to you! I wish I could have spent the day with family but at least I got to talk with everyone.

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  9. I am sure you had a nice Easter day, with or without family. Lovely pictures.

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    1. Thank you Joanne. I hope you had a good day today. I appreciate your friendship.

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  10. I love the first photo, it's beautiful! Happy Easter my friend. Your family is lucky and so are you! ❤

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    1. Thank you Jennifer, you are so sweet. Happy Easter to you and your husband!

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  11. Shucks Bonnie! You brought tears to my eyes. Your post was so simple, so genuine and so human. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you for reading YP. I'm still finding my way with writing posts. If it's meant to be I'll get there eventually.

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  12. Bonnie, I love how you write. You're good with words. Your Easter Sundays, growing up, sound very much like how mine were. I so looked forward to wearing that new dress, hat, gloves, and shoes, plus a pretty Easter basket to carry around.

    When I posted about about "Chief, Son of Bun" I really meant to go back and thank you for the cute name...and forgot to do that. That's usual for me though. Hit "publish" then remember what I wanted to say.:) Love, Henny

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    1. It's always so good to hear from your Henny. I imagine we do have a lot of similar memories. We both grew up in a special time. I was just happy to see that "Chief, Son of Bun" was still doing well! I always enjoy seeing all of your sweet bunnies and your beautiful farm! You take special care Henny! xxx

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  13. Happy belated Easter to you, Bonnie. We made the best of it here in Idaho and it was a good day. I think the highlight for us was watching the new Trolls movie together as a family. Thanks for sharing your memories and take care.

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    1. Hi! I'm glad you and your family had a nice day. Watching the new Trolls movie sounds like a great family activity for Easter!

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  14. I hope your Easter weekend was relaxing and enjoyable, Bonnie.

    I read, binged on streaming services, did some writing...and repeated all a few times over...and enjoyed doing so. :)

    Take care.

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    1. Hi Lee, it sounds like you had an enjoyable weekend. It was quiet here over the weekend and cold! I'm still waiting for Spring. Always good to hear from you!

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