We didn't get a lot. We had those pretty woven coloured baskets with green 'grass' in them and a few of those colored candy eggs, maybe an Oh Henry egg or a chocolate marshmallow egg, or a chocolate bunny in a pretty foil bunny wrapper.
Yes, I saved my own kids Easter baskets! I guess that makes them vintage
as they are at least 30 years old!
I remember we'd sometimes get a new skipping rope, soap bubbles, a rubber ball, a paddle ball, or some other spring toy. I guess we could count on the Easter bunny to replace our worn out toys each year.
My Grammie sometimes gave us a Laura Secord egg in the yellow box with the excelsior inside. The egg would be chocolate covered with white cream and a yellow 'yolk' center and it would be wrapped in a thin white paper and laid in the excelsior. They were the best eggs! I have bought them in recent years but they don't have the same taste. I'd keep mine in my bottom drawer and nibble on it every day until it was gone. One year I received a pale pink New Testament. I don't know where it is now but I remember taking it to church and Sunday school.
We would not be allowed to eat our treats until after breakfast and would be limited in how much we consumed before Sunday school. Spring and Easter weather in the 50's was just as fickle as it is today. My little sister and I would want to dress up in our best dress with our straw hats, little white gloves and good shoes. We'd always want to go in bare legs but it would often be too cold so we'd wear leotards. Those nice beige ones. Remember them? And we'd probably have to wear a coat too.
My younger sister, Margaret, and me one spring after church.
We wore matching dresses - a lot - even though there was 3 years between us.
These ones were grey and white seersucker with red calico collars and
hankies in the pocket. We are wearing sheer white gloves and of course
our summer straw hats ( with elastic under the chin to hold mine on!).
My stocking was sliding down. :-)
We couldn't wait until the snow was gone from the sidewalks so we could
get rid of our winter overboots and wear shoes! We'd play skip rope,
catch (ball), get our dolls and carriages out, bicycle and roller skate up
and down the block. What fun we had. And, lots of exercise too!
What are your childhood Easter memories? Leave a comment and share
with me please. Did you have a new dress or shoes? Did the bunny leave
lots of treats for you?
I'll be back tomorrow with a special Good Friday post.
Our church is presenting an Easter musical drama on Friday evening
and Sunday evening so we will be busy practising.
Hubby will be playing the keyboards and I'll be singing in the choir.
See you tomorrow.