Easter Memories

Memories of Easter – dying eggs in my Graham grandparent’s basement on Easter Saturday with my sister and cousins.  Easter baskets with jelly beans and chocolate eggs and one big chocolate Easter bunny.  Tiny fuzzy chicks.    The year someone gave us 4 or 5 real chicks that died one by one in their box in the basement.  Sugar eggs decorated with wavy blue, pink and yellow icing and a little scene inside.  Reading the book “The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes”, new clothes, going to church. Going by the Grandmother Cleage’s after church.  What I don’t remember is gathering for a big Easter meal like we did for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I wonder why?

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Me and my sister Pearl holding our Easter stuffed animals.

These Polaroid photographs were taken at my Grandmother Cleage’s house in Detroit, MI. on Easter Sunday about 1952, when I was 6 years old, my sister Pearl was 4 and my cousin Ernie was about 2.  I wish the photos had been taken with a regular camera!

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You can hardly see my cousin Ernie over there with the messy photo, Pearl and me.

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