Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Memories



I loved Easter time as a kid. Decorating the house, dyeing and searching for the eggs, the candy, the meal and being with friends and family was always so special and fun. We would have ham, keilbasa, farmers cheese, babka, potato salad and coleslaw and of course eggs for an early dinner. These photos are from 1981. My Ginger pup managed to get in the background in 2 of them. We usually spent most of the day next door at our grandma's house. That's where we are in 3 of the pictures. The one with Mom, Mark and I is in front of our place. Grandma got us the bunnies that we are holding in the photo with our friends Suzy and Jenny. I remember how excited we were to finally have candy after giving it up for Lent sometimes during our school days. We loved the Gertrude Hawk brand candy that we would order through our school fund raising back then. A white chocolate cross and peanut butter filled and regular chocolate Smidgens were always a part of it.

2 comments:

Pam@GoRetro said...

Are you a Polish American soul sistah? The kielbasa and babka gave you away! We're having the same at my mom's house this Sunday...and ham and potato pancakes, yum!

I hope you and your family have a very Happy Easter.

LaraAnn said...

Hi Pam-
I am nearly all Polish with some Ukranian from Dad's side of the family and a little French and English from Mom's side.

Potato pancakes - yummy. Haven't had those in a very long time. Grandma used to make them sometimes. I have to make the dinner this Easter which I've never done before - it is kind of pathetic that this will be the first time that I have boiled an egg. It will just be my brother and I because mom is in the hospital with a broken collarbone.

I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Easter also.

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