Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter To All!  What a beautiful day this is! Easter is, by far, my favorite religious holiday, even more than Christmas.  I love the drama of it and the promise of it.  I love the 40 days of Lent -- the quiet contemplation leading up to today.  Yes, Christmas brings us the promise of today and today is the fulfillment of that promise.  Thank you, Lord, for today.

And now, for your viewing pleasure, a blast from the past. 
Easter, 1954 At my grandparents home in San  Antonio, Texas

Easter 1980 -- The Littles on Easter Morning, Big Brother giving instruction on how to open an Easter Basket and Little Sister watching carefully  

I have many other photos with baskets, Easter outfits and Easter bunnies but these are the two I could put my hands on the quickest at 11 pm last night.  The one of the littles, however, is so representative of our home at the time.  It was taken very early in the morning because we were out the door for 8 a.m. services every Sunday so this had to have been at dawn.  Ah well, we all know that no man sleeps when Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny are prowling around!  Good times, great memories! 

Have a wonderful and blessed Easter everyone!