Easter Week- Traditions Change
This week is Easter Week and to many it means spring is here, it's a time for family and many will celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. I have always loved this time of the year and what it represents.
These are the traditions and rituals my family had back in the 50's and 60's at Easter time.
- We went shopping for a new Easter outfit. For me that included a dress, shoes, gloves, purse and lacy socks or hose. I never wore a hat and am still not a hat person.
- The stores would have baby chicks and ducks and we got to pick our favorite color to take home. I liked the pink ones.
- Mom would buy real eggs and hard boil them. We would dye and decorate them for the egg hunt on the Saturday before Easter.
- We each had a designated Easter basket that would get filled with candy and marshmallow peeps. I never like those marshmallow, sugary peeps.
- The day before my mom would bake and decorate an Easter cake. She was so creative and I remember egg-shaped cakes, bunny cakes and Easter basket designed cakes.
- She would buy a ham and all the trimmings for a big dinner on Sunday.
- Sunday morning we would all dress up and go to church and sit together and sing songs and listen to the Easter message. It was special.
- We would have our pictures taken in our new outfits but couldn't wait to get undressed and into something comfortable.
- The Easter dinner was fine and dandy with plenty to eat and the best meal of the week.
- The rest of the day we ate our candy and eggs and complained how full we were.
Traditions Change and though I will go to a worship service, I will not have a new outfit or cook a big meal. We will eat out and I will eat no candy, especially those marshmallow peeps.
Happy Easter to Everyone!
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