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.
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
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!