Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Saturday, March 30, 2013


Easter Sunday is tomorrow
and so different from years ago.
At that time
the family dressed wonderful, son with new sport coat
and little girls in socks with ruffles,
new shoes, dresses and many times little hats upon their heads.
We would color eggs,
family attended church and special Easter baskets
were found by children when they woke up early morning.
Sometimes there would be an Easter egg hunt and many times
my parents were at our home for lunch.

As time went by and children grew older
we moved from our farm to the big city and lived
in what many would describe as a very grand home.
Many times Easter Sunday lunch was enjoyed at the local
country club.  Oh I can remember some of the
wonderful dishes.  Miss the fresh seafood, someone carving
prime rib and oh the many special deserts.

Tomorrow some of family will visit for a noon meal.
Baking a ham and have not done that in years.
In the past a ham and a turkey breast would be cooked.
 Tomorrow will add Asparagus, scalloped potatoes, stuffed eggs, coleslaw
and strawberry short cake for desert.
It will be a wonderful  to see some of my children and grandchildren.

Quick trip to town this morning
As far as you can see the country roads are filled with emerald green wheat fields.
The beautiful object I keep seeing on a tree as I pull in the drive
was still there and I captured its image.
Lowe's had marked their Easter plants down 25% and the scent of this
beautiful Hyacinth fills the room.

May all who visit
be Happy, Well, Safe and at Peace....


lil red hen said...

Thanks for bringing to mind so many Easter memories. As a child we colored eggs with Crayolas, hid them numerous times, and even after the shells were cracked, we'd keep them for a few more days just to enjoy them. No new dresses or fancy baskets until I had girls of my own; then plastic eggs came, filled with jelly beans, but always, remembering why we celebrate Easter.

Have a blessed day with your loved ones!

Sallysmom said...

Beautiful piece of writing~!

mel said...

Weren't those Easters so special? I loved my dresses, ruffled socks, and paten (sp?) leather shoes. You are right, that is from another time and place. But here we are today - your menu sounds delicious and I wish you a happy day with your family.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I remember new Easter dresses and shoes.

Have a lovely Easter with your family.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Sharon said...

You have a special day in store tomorrow:) We celebrated Easter when our children were young much the same way, wonderful memories. It will be just the two of us tomorrow, with a small ham and the trimmings we especially enjoy. Our children's lives are busy so holidays when we are all together are few and oh so precious....Have a wonderful Easter Ernestine.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Charlotte, Sallysmom, mel, Lorrine and Sharon, thanks for visiting :)

Aisling said...

Thank you for sharing your traditions of Easter. Ours have changed over the years too. I have my girls, now in their early 20s, and their boyfriends coming for brunch. It wont be anything fancy, but there will be plenty of good coffee, farm fresh eggs, maple syrup made in a friend's backyard, and fresh fruit for dessert. We'll be keeping it simple, but making memories just the same. I wish you a beautiful day, Ernestine.

judemiller1 said...

Is that a fungi on the tree? It almost looks like the peach iris I have-that will bloom later.

Now--I see people going into church in their blue jeans and sneakers. I always wore a hat on Easter and I have pictures of my three little children all dressed in their new spring dresses and little boy in his suit and also a hat. On this special day, it seems we could dress up nicely for the Lord? Have a wonderful day with your family.

Pienosole said...

Nice Easter memories :-), a wonderful time for being reborn with hope, light, and faith.

Wishing you a happy day!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Aisling and Pienosole, thanks for visiting.
Judy, that is what it is :) and yes times have changed and seems many do not dress up anymore.