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.
3 hours ago