3/31/13

Happy Easter dear friends.
I have a very vague memory of this. 
Taken when I was 3 , my brother Tom is 2 and my brother Tim was about 10 months.  The year was 1960.
My parents had 5 more kids after us. Four more brothers and a sister.
We were living in Peoria, Illinois at the time.
 I was born there and many of my extended family (on my Mom's side) still live in that area.
What I remember most is how we always dressed up for Easter.  We always went to church and then my Grandma's house for dinner.
I always had a new Easter hat or bonnet. Sometimes a purse, gloves etc. to match.
When I was a little older and we were still living in Illinois we would sometimes spend Easter in St. Louis.
I remember being in awe of the big arch. 
I remember having dinner with my parents on a Riverboat restaurant that made us kiddie cocktails and our menus were printed on a deck of cards.
Today will be a little quieter.
My Dad is passed on but my Mom will be with us.
Sometimes it is very hard to get us all together but I do have a brother joining us for dinner as well as my daughter and step-son, grand-daughter and daughter's boyfriend.
Missing my Arizona family.
Happy Easter to all of you.
Cindy



8 comments:

  1. Sweet portic childhood memory. Thanks for sharing. Our family is so disbursed, we haven't even planned for Easter dinner. Just a quiet simple lunch out on the porch with me and my Ricky.

    Easter blessings. Dixie

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  2. Such a fabulous picture. I hope you have a very Blessed and Happy Easter and I can't wait until you get here so we can have some fun. Love you tons, Hugs, Marty

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  4. Hope you are having a Happy Easter !

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  5. Precious memories and such a wonderful image!

    Rejoicing in an empty tomb. May you and yours have a very Happy Easter!

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  6. Great post. I follow you on gfc, we follow each other?

    Kiss!

    Francesca
    The Glossy Mag

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  7. Cindy, that photo is a treasure. I remember Easter hats, gloves, and purses too. I can't imagine getting that many children into Easter outfits on Sunday morning. Hope you had a wonderful Easter. Hugs, Laurie

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  8. Aw, such sweet memories! Love the photo, Cindy.

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I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy