Our Flag and What it Means

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Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.   credit
During theAmerican Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congressvoted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Vir…

Put on Your Easter Bonnet

 In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade.
I'll be all in clover and when they look you over,
I'll be the proudest fellow in the Easter parade.
On the avenue, fifth avenue, the photographers will snap us,
And you'll find that you're in the rotogravure.
Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet,
And of the girl I'm taking to the Easter parade.
 by Irving Berlin

Do you remember wearing an Easter Bonnet?  I remember.
Daddy would give Mama money and on the Saturday before Easter we would go shopping. 
We girls got a new dress of course, a bonnet, a new pair of white gloves to wear to church and of course we had to have a new crinoline, white tights or lace socks to go with our new Easter Shoes.
The brothers would get new shoes socks a new suit depending on the age, with shorts or long pants.

When I grew older I would make my own Easter Dresses and when I married made my little girls theirs.  You could make much prettier dresses than you could buy in those days.  They were ruffled and embellished to the hilt.

That dates me back doesn't it?  Do you have memories of Easter?

Today I thought I would Share Easter Bonnets

How about this one?

Click Here to see more Easter Bonnets at dolly's designs

And last but not least How about this show stopper
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  1. I loved this post on Easter bonnets, Dolly! I've worn my share of them when I was young. I still love wearing hats to this day but most of them are straw ones!

  2. I love Easte bonnets. I used to wear them every Easter Sunday for church in Manhattan's St. Patrick's Cathedral. I still love hats! Great images, too. Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Very Pretty ! I do like your new header so fresh looking ! Have a good day !

  4. LOL- Imagine some of those. Guess what? I had one like the third one down with all the blossoms all over it- mine were all in shades of blue though- That was in the 60's. xo Diana

  5. Great post! Loved browsing through these...what fun!

  6. I love your Easter bonnet post! What fun! I had to wear a hat to church, and I remember Easter bonnet contests on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J.
    Have a Joyous Easter, Dolly! Linda

  7. Hi Dolly!
    What a fun post! My mom always dressed us up with hats, purses, gloves and new shoes! She made our dresses too! The days of hats seem to have vanished (except in England)! Have a great Easter!

    Hi Dolly!
    What a fun post! My mom always dressed us up with hats, purses, gloves and new shoes! She made our dresses too! The days of hats seem to have vanished (except in England)!
    Hope your Easter is great!

  8. I may be among the few, but I wish women still wore hats! Love them.

  9. Thank You for sharing this !!! It brings back memories of my childhood days!!! Getting ready for easter with dress, shoes & bonnet :) Have a happy easter!! *Cynthia

  10. I loved this post! So much FUN! : )

  11. I absolutely love that last one. All of the Easter bonnets are wonderful.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE Easter Bonnets and the movie!!!
    Happy Easter to you,
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas


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