I was trying to think of the best day to reflect on Easter Memories, and decided this would be the best day. When I was little, Easter was a big day. We all got a new outfit (probably that my mom made for us) and an Easter basket with goodies inside. Here's a picture of all of us in our finery (I'm the one in the front holding a pocketbook):
Anyway, Mass was a given. And the "Alleluia" egg. We decorated eggs, but we didn't have a big egg hunt; we had one egg that had a cross on it with the word "Alleluia" that was hidden. Whoever found that egg got a chocolate Easter Bunny, or some other prize. (If my siblings or parents are reading this, I'm sure I'll get corrected if I get anything wrong!) Since there were so many of us, we were divided into "big kids" and "little kids". Unfortunately, the younger of my 2 big brothers was put in the "little kid" group. He was definitely all boy and quite a handful! If memory serves correctly, he found it most of the time.
We would have a big Easter dinner of ham, potato salad, deviled eggs, and I'm sure some other things. But, the highlight of the dinner was dessert: A bunny cake. I've carried on the tradition with my boys. Here's what they look like:
I hope everybody has a safe, happy Easter weekend. Here's my favorite Easter song: