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Marley the Great (Pyrenees)

Marley the Great (Pyrenees)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Hats 1963

It was Easter, 1963. Leah was 4 years old. I was six. Mom had already picked out and ironed our smocked Easter dresses but had not yet purchased hats for us to wear. It was down to the wire and my father was recruited to take us shopping for Easter hats. Therein was the mistake that would lay the groundwork for "The Story of the Easter in Which Father Took the Girls Shopping for Easter Hats" (and the photo that proved it).

As evident in the photo, my younger sister did quite well in choosing a tasteful Easter Bonnet to complete her ensemble. I, on the other hand, chose a hat that was sanctioned by my father to go down in the family history book as the hat that cracked us all up for years and years to come.

2 comments:

Jacqui Binford-Bell said...

Aaaah, Easter hats! Oh, the memories that invokes. And family jokes that just will not go away.

I now have you linked in on my blog list and am following you so I will know when you do an update here. Nice to know that at least in April you were alive and well and able to see the humor in things.

Pamela Nichols said...

This photo makes me think of a childhood picture of my three sisters, my brother, and me. We were all lined up on the sofa with our feet sticking straight out to the edge of the sofa. I don't think it was Easter, so no hats to laugh at. But we were all dressed up for something. The funny part is the dog poo that was on the bottom of my sister's shoe!

I see that you list my blog as one you follow. I haven't posted a painting since last October, but I am currently working on a portrait of 3-year-old Anna. Hope to finish it within a couple of days.