Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Memories

My fond childhood memories of Easter 
Up early to check out our Easter baskets before racing outside to hunt the
Easter Bunny's hidden eggs. 

Ready for church... although there were those Easters when we also wore white cotton gloves and Spring bonnets.  

In the afternoon, extended family some 40 or 50 aunts, uncles, and cousins gathered at my Grandma Jennielee's home... cherished memories!  It was one of the few times during the year I saw my favorite cousin Cheryl.
Cheryl & I packed a lot of sweet memories into that one day. 

Everyone feasted on holiday potluck dishes, the adults hid Easter eggs and the children enjoyed a massive Easter egg hunt.
Later the adults shared family stories and the cousins played.

As I grew older I added movies to some of my favorite memories- 
The Ten Commandments, The Robe and Easter Parade.  
"In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade."
 Ok, did you just hum along as you read those lyrics?  

Easter bonnets, should we revive them?


 Our sons are now grown, there are no more Easter egg hunts, but their Easter baskets are full and waiting for them when they arrive later today to our Easter dinner.  

A major project on my To Do List is to scan old photos into digital files like those of our sons childhood Easters.   

Beyond my fond Easter memories, I cherish Christ promis 

He is Risen indeed!

Easter Blessings to you


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ugh, more Winter

Really?  This is late March!

The above photo is not an old TV off the air.
 It is our frosted kitchen window this morning.

 All week our forecast was a late snow storm starting on Saturday afternoon.  About 3 pm yesterday we commented how calm the skies looked and thought the meteorologist got it wrong.

Jinxed it, 30 minutes later that calm, almost deadening hush sound of falling snow quieted everything.
Hours upon hours of wet snow fell upon us.

Normally our late March temperatures average at 60 degrees, not so much today.  Here is our backyard, once again with snow-flattened Rose of Sharon bushes
A view through the top half of our frosted kitchen window reveals our corner Spirea bush flattened to the ground.

Last night is was the sounds of fire trucks and First Responders down our snow route street.  This morning it was the grating sound of snow plows and Power & Light trucks to the rescue.

We have about 6" of snow with possibly 2" more inches by tomorrow morning.  Not as bad as the last two storms, but then again we should be having this

  So wanting flowers instead of snow.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Is It Spring Yet?

Even though I have some Irish in me blood, my extent of celebrating St. Patrick's Day is wearing something green and cooking corn beef, potatoes, cabbage & soda bread.
Wishing you a 
"Happy St. Patrick's Day"
I have not been posting on a regular basis... not sure why, perhaps the cold and dreary days of winter kept me snuggled under comforters reading and watching TV rather than accomplishing anything else.

This past Friday our temperature was 81, teasing us with the hope of Spring.  With the encouragement of Spring nearby, I shook off my comforters, worked outside in a flower garden and decorated a bit for Easter & Spring.  

 I filled this basket with vintage millinery & flowered hats along with an added piece of lace & a nest.

One of my favorite bunnies is my jointed bunny to the right.  I've had him for nearly 30 years.

Vintage pottery 

Mid-century flocked bunny   

 I am ready for Spring to fully arrive.  How about you?