I follow Nanette's blog. Today she had posted some of her childhood Easter photos. She said that she and Eileen had been talking about childhood memories of Easter, new dresses, gloves, hats, etc. They decided to post vintage pictures and bask in old memories. They also invited others to join them.
This is my Easter photo from 1950.
This one was from 1951, you will notice the Easter Bunny used the same basket both years.
The following picture was from 1952. Looking at the outside of my parents home, you will notice that they didn't have much money for yard improvement. I really don't remember not having a sidewalk but obviously that came later. I vaguely remember the hat. I think I got a new Easter hat every year, of course back then Catholic women had to wear hats to church. My mom used to make my clothes, but I don't know if she made the coat. Looks like she bought me a stylish purse.
The picture below is from 1984. We were celebrating my parent's 40th anniversary on Easter with my brother and his family. Since we are all in the photo, I'm not sure who took the picture.
This picture wasn't taken on Easter but brought back happy memories. My parents often watched my kids when I went shopping. My mom would hide plastic eggs and the kids would have an Easter egg hunt even though Easter might be weeks away. I guess that was good practice because my sister-in-law always had a big Easter egg hunt for her nieces and nephews on Easter Sunday.
When my children were small, I sewed a lot of their clothes. I made Ang the dress below when she was 2. It was a 2 piece dress with a pinafore on top. I remember it being very poofy with all the ruffles.