Apr 19, 2014

Easter and Things

Isn't this one of the most wonderful times of the year?  Traditions, Family, Friends, Loved Ones gather.  What Easter Traditions do you celebrate?

I remember daddy always making sure that mama bought us a new outfit for church.  The whole wardrobe, dresses, gloves, crinolines, lacy socks and shiny patent leather shoes for we girls.  Suits, shirts and shoes if needed for the boys.

Downton Abbey

This picture is so old, stained and torn but brings back memories.  I really wanted this pink dress and remember the day mama took me to Sears & Roebucks to buy it.  My aunt worked there.  "Aunt Jinks" we called her.  So of course this is where we shopped.  This is the first time I can remember, notice I said, "I can remember, being a brat."

Dolly age 6 or 7
The infamous pink dress
Hair cut and styled by our sweet neighbor that I loved Mrs. Hirfa

I pulled the tag off of that pretty pink dress with the satiny covered buttons!  She liked another dress on me and I wanted this one.  What did I do?  Well I pulled that tag off of it!  Yes me, I took the tag off thinking, "She'll have to buy this one now not that ugly one!"  Bad I was bad!  My Mama "Dot" was one of a kind that's for sure.  She said," I hope you don't think that will make me buy that one!" Then she proceeded to tell me that was wrong to do that.  We had a huge discussion of how she could ask them to replace that tag.  I thought, "I have gone and done it now." :(  Well you see who got the dress...laughing... Oh how I miss my mama.

Easter dress and mama had my hair cut.  I remember having to get used to the shorter version of my curly hair that they tried so hard to tame.  Funny the things you remember.

The tradition carried on with me when I married and had my beautiful little girls.  I would sew and make their Easter Dresses.  Daddy always had to contribute to them so therefore he would give me money to buy what was needed.  That usually was a crinoline to go under their new little creations.

I've made this one before for Carly she looked like Little Bo Peep.  May have made it for Catie also.  She always looked like she came off of "Little House on the Prairie".  I do need to scan some of the older photos of them.  They were adorable in their dresses.

Shopping for the Easter Meal now that was an adventure.  Shopping the Saturday before Easter with Mama "Dot" that was a treat.  One in which I am still observing, I must go grocery shopping and buy my ham.

Our favorite Easter Menu Recipes
We always had baked ham, potato salad, deviled eggs, fried chicken
Plenty of vegetables and desserts!

Delicious foods, decorations, happy children, friends and family.  Thankful to Jesus Christ for the sacrifice that saved us all!  


  1. Dolly, Great Easter memories. We always got new clothes for Easter, too! I had thick curly hair that was always a mess when I was a kid....lol
    My hubby had an Auntie Jinx, too. I had never heard that before -or since-until here. I think hers was a nickname for Virginia-but not sure. Happy Easter to you and your family- xo Diana

    1. Hi Diana Isn't that cool another Aunt Jinx mine was named Virginia too. Happy Easter to you and the family! Xo Dolly

  2. Dolly I really loved that. I miss my Mom and Dad during Holidays the most. Thank You for being part of Savannah Attics Team !!! Lisa

    1. Oh thank you Lisa. I am so glad to be a part of Savannah Attics' Team! I really love your blog it is beautiful. You've given me something new to do and it is a good thing. Happy Easter sweet friend!