When we think of Easter we think of baskets of chocolate treats and pots of spring flowers. As a little girl [see above] the thing I liked best was getting a new Easter outfit. I loved the patent leather shoes, the little white gloves & purse, the hat with long ribbons that hung down my back and a pretty dress with a full skirt that would flare out when I spun around.
I remember walking into church with my brothers in their new suits and my mother in a lovely dress & new hat. I felt like a little princess in all my finery. The sun would shine in through the stained glass windows and all our neighbors and friends who had looked so gray through the long winter would sparkle to life.
Halfway through Mass my white ankle socks would slip down into those shiny new shoes, my white gloves would get hot and the thin elastic thread holding on my hat would cut into my chin. My brothers would start to fidget as their new shoes pinched their toes and their ties tightened. My mother would only have to glance up from her prayer book to remind us to sit still and keep our attention on the altar. When the Latin prayers and songs were over we would walk out with big smiles on our faces and thoughts of chocolate bunnies.
May this Easter bring many blessings & happy memories to you & yours!