Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Childhood Memories

When I was a child, Easter Sunday meant:

  • New clothes from the skin out
  • Lots of flowers
  • Everyone went to church
  • At least three Easter baskets
  • The Easter eggs we had colored at my house and Aunt Alma's house
  • Easter egg hunts in my Aunt Lill's and Alma's yards
  • Big dinners with my aunts and uncles
  • Afternoon naps
  • An annual walk with my Aunt Dot from my Aunt Lill's house to the tomb of President Zackery Taylor
  • Lots of frozen candy in refrigerators for months to come

I don't know what Easter means to kids today, but underneath it all is:

He is risen indeed!!!

Let us go into the world in peace,
declaring the praises of God
who has called us out of darkness
into wondrous light.

May the God of hope
fill you with all the joy and peace of believing,
so that by the power of the Holy Spirit
you may abound in hope,
through the grace of Jesus Christ.


  1. He is risen indeed!

    Much Easter joy to you, Rev, Saint, and your buddy, Alex.

  2. HAPPY EASTER to you, too, Nicholas.

  3. I love that prayer. Thank you and Happy Easter!

  4. Happy Easter to all.

  5. Nick I remember wearing a little cloth type thing over my head (Catholic). And at Easter the rich kids had bonnets.

    Happy Easter. How are you doing? How are you Mom and sister.

    Hope all is well.

    Renee xoxoxo

  6. Yes He has risen,be blessed this day to you and your family.

  7. Hope you have a wonderful Easter, Nick.

    Beautiful memories!

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    HAPPY EASTER!!!!!!

  10. I hope you and Alex are having a wonderful Easter.

    Is the little bunny still in your house?

  11. Happy Easter!

    This post was linked to one of mine... weird!

    You know, Nick, I always hated Easter as a kid, because I didn't think I deserved chocolate eggs when I did get them. I dreaded the Easter Egg hunts because I was frightened I wouldn't get to keep what I found, but didn't think I ought to.
    ` This is the first Easter in which I feel better making sense of my uneasiness and so now it really is a happy Easter! :)

  12. You are one of the few bloggers in the world who makes Christianity sound intelligent... but that is for another day. Happy Easter my dear man!

  13. What lovely memories and a lovely post. Happy Easter, Nick.

  14. Memories of Easter.
    Thanks for bringing them to the surface.
    Hope your having a Blessed Easter.

  15. Happy Easserz, hoomin bean dat I ownz. OK? An tank u fir da easser basketies wiff my fav-o-rite kitty kat treatz an da toy mousies fir me to chasez. OK?