Easter Parade

Growing up in my house, Easter was always a time to celebrate.

Ash Wednesday, Lent, First Fridays, Stations of the Cross, Good Friday, Holy SaturThree cute bunniesday and Easter Sunday.

Easter was about Jesus and the Easter Bunny.

It was about getting a new dress, shoes and a darling hat, finding our baskets, attending an extremely long mass and eating and a huge meal.

Easter was about family, a ham dinner and strawberry shortcake. It was gigantic for us kids and then… poof, it was gone.

As a parent, many of those same traditions were handed down to my children except we, as a family, went out to eat for Easter dinner. It never made sense to me to make a ham dinner for just the  4 of us. In my mind, Easter dinner was for 20 or more, not 4. And so, we began a new tradition, in the land of Colorado and it was just as lovely – though very different.

Happy Easter to one and all!

23 thoughts on “Easter Parade

  1. Hi,
    I think each generation will do what they think is right for them at Easter, as it should be, everyone is different in their own way, and no doubt when your children have children of their own they will do something different again. 😀

    Happy Easter to you as well.


  2. When i was a child i remember Easter had a lot a chocolate attached to it something we didn’t have at other times and even as we got bigger we had to hunt it down before we could eat it. I think my children have out grown the Easter egg hunt but they are still coming home for a few days.


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  6. Hi Marge – Happy Easter! Somehow your link on my blogroll brought me here instead of to your other blog. I haven’t been HERE before and I love it! I’m a little out of MY comfort zone this weekend as Michael went to visit his son for a few days and Kazi is off to Toronto with her boyfriend for a concert and won’t be back til Sunday. So no big dinner to prepare, no family gathered around…just ME! But, I’m ok with that. The past week was so stressful at work and I’m looking forward to some time to rest and recoup! And maybe I’ll hide some chocolate eggs for myself to discover!!


  7. In my house, the entire basket was hidden. I guess we had our name inside it because one year I was late coming downstairs and someone had found mine and left it on the diningroom table … what a let down!


  8. Hi Jane, so glad to see you here! It’s stange when traditions veer off their course and with Michael gone, it’s gonna be something quite different for you! Now, if I hid the eggs on Saturday night, I would certainly forget where they were by Sunday morning and it would be a true hunt for sure!


  9. Thanks Jackie– I miss the Easter hats and frilly dresses. And the chocolate bunnies – and the ham dinners. I think I miss the ham dinners the most because that’s when family gathered and memories were made!


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  13. Sounds like familiar memories…Didn’t you love getting a new Easter dress …bonnet…gloves…black patent shoes?
    It’s gone from my Mm and Dad…to my sister having everyone…. to one of her daughter’s…
    and now it’s just our “little family” as I call it… and this year I’m the hostess …
    My two son’s …daughter-in-law and her parents, grandkids and of course my husband and me…
    This might be the last egg hunt…my two youngest are growing up…but, from what I hear…
    and know…they will be running around the yard as if they are 3 and 5 instead of 8 and 10…
    Have a lovely day! …I think our weather is going to cooperate…


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