I love Easter and all that goes with it!  I know its a religious holiday.  I was brought up celebrating it that way.  As such it signifies a new beginning.  Here it is Spring and the trees are leafing out, the flowers are blooming, and the grass is green.  Gone are the drab cold days of Winter

When I was young Easter meant a new dress, new patent leather shoes, and a new hat.  Our new duds were usually purchased at Myers Department Store on Sylvania.  I can still remember the selection of Easter hats.  My sister and I would have to try them all on.  We haven’t been shopping together in awhile, but I do remember being somewhere and there was a display of hats.  Of course we had to stop and try them on.  But that was probably 20 years ago.  Do women even still wear hats?  I love love love hats!  I sometimes wish women still dressed as they did in the 40’s and 50’s.  Pretty full skirts, matching shoes, hats and gloves.  Its probably been 12 or 13 years since I bought an “Easter Outfit”.  It was always something colorful and feminine.

I enjoy seeing pictures posted of children celebrating Easter in their new clothes.  All spiffed up and shiney ready to find a basketful of Easter treats.  Nothing beats pictures of  a little one and a basketful of eggs and candy.

When I was young we always had a big family Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday.  Not the week before, not that Saturday, but Sunday after church at my grandparents.  My mom had 12 brothers and sisters, so whenever we gathered at my grandparents house there was a crowd.  We always had to eat, before any egg hunting was done.  I still remember the excitement of the back door opening and being allowed to run out and start picking up eggs.  There were probably about 30 of us kids running in all directions.  There was always plenty.

Now my grandparents are gone.  Some of my aunts and uncles are gone, even some cousins.  Our little ones are grown and most of them do not have little ones of their own yet.  This makes Easter kind of hollow for me.  I think children are the root of all holidays.  I look forward to having new little ones in our family and celebrating Easter.  I’ve got 3 girls on my side of the family.  A daughter and two nieces.  All of them married, none of them with children.  I’m not trying to be pushy or anything, I’m just saying Easter without an egg hunt is just not right.  Maybe I can talk Doug into hiding some eggs for me.

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