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Saturday, November 29, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Okay everyone, so what are some of your favorite THANKSGIVING songs? I have tons of Christmas but want some for this upcoming Holiday. I already have For the Beauty of the Earth, This is my Father's World and Thankful.
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Saturday, June 7, 2014
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Monday, May 5, 2014
"There was a time, not too long ago, when a proper young lady wouldn't think of showing up to church on Easter morning with the same hat she wore last Easter."
Year after year my daughters and I are the only ones at our Easter church services wearing an Easter Bonnet. My girls didn't even wear their gloves this year. We don't always have a new hat. We usually have our favorites that we wear that day, although I know traditionally it is supposed to be new.
So, my question is, what has happened to this tradition? Why has it faded in to the woodwork while candy, gifts and excess take over? In New York City there is still an Easter Parade on 5th Avenue. Here is a bit of history on the long lost tradition.
"Easter was once known as the "Sunday of Joy." After the Civil War, mothers and daughters who had donned the dark colors of mourning for such a long time began wearing colorful flowered hats and elaborate corsages as part of the Easter celebration. Their hats were adorned with blooming and fresh flowers. If the flowers were not blooming they would make them from paper, ribbon, feathers or sea shells. Read more HERE.
This is a cute article about a woman remembering making Easter hats during the Great Depression.
The Easter bonnet reached its apex with the release of MGM's 1947 Irving Berlin musical, "Easter Parade," that starred Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Ann Millerand Peter Lawford. The movie was set in 1912 Manhattan. It is a fun story, with the famous Easter Parade song.
And then, what happened? It was no longer "required by society" for respectable women to wear hats to church.
The practice withered in the 1970s when hats became optional for women going to church. "Or perhaps hats went out of style when girls started wearing bouffant hairdos,"
I say, "WE LOVE HATS!!! BRING THEM BACK!!!"
Here is another clip about Easter Parade from the Movie Holiday Inn. It's a favorite of mine. CLIP
Sunday, April 20, 2014
A friend gave me this poem. I love it. I pretty much sums up how I feel. Thank you Patsy Gaut for writing this!
A Little While
I held her for a little while...
Made plans to watch her grow...
We played each waking moment...
So she'd know I loved her so....
I cherish all the tiny things....
That went unnoticed then...
A special bond between us grew...
My little one, my friend....
A place of honor she will have....
In my heart and in my home...
It gives me strength and peace...
To know she's not a lone....
I know that Jesus holds her close...
And tends her every need...
My child is safe in heaven....
She holds a noble place indeed!
Elaine truly was my little friend. 13 years ago I became a mommy. It was just her and me. All day, everyday. Sigh, I miss her.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
What surprises me is that there is no way to purchase a copy of this movie. Not on DVD or VHS even. Why are these spectacular parts of our history hidden away? I didn't realize that Shirley Temples last film, Almost a Bride (which I do own and love), is a sequel to this movie. I highly recommend them. There is a copy you can "watch" on you tube but it is poor quality. I recommend watching for it to come on your cable or dish channels. So, so so fun! Thank you Hale Center Theater!!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
So, I have a hard time getting rid of things that were Elaine's. I know it's kind of dumb. It's unrealistic for me to try and keep everything that she may have touched. If my other kids have broken one of the toys that she played with, it sits around for......so long.......before I can throw it away. And then I still have some weird guilt about tossing it.
I love when her things have been able to be used by others, her siblings or people who can use them. I barely got rid of her car seat. Her crib now has a good new home. I saw a picture of the cute little one in the crib today. She looked happy. I'm glad she could use it. Many don't understand my reluctance, and that is ok. For them to understand,...would be horrible. I found this quote, and I love it. "It's an Angel Parent thing. Be glad you don't understand". See, it's okay to not know why I do some of the things I do. But, I saw this quote today and hope it is true. "Someday someone is going to hug you so tight that all your broken pieces will stick back together". I can't wait!
Posted by Melissa at 2:49 PM