Saturday, April 19, 2014


Vintage Easter Postcard
Easter Parade - 1911
The Easter Parade

William Jay Smith
What shall I wear for the Easter Parade?
A dress that’s the color of marmalade
With a border embroidered
in light blue cornflowers

 Like the edge of a meadow
after spring showers

And a matching hat round
as a top you can spin
And elastic to hold it on under my chin
And brand-new shoes
whiter than newly-poured cream
With heart-shaped,

golden buckles that gleam;
 And I’ll carry a small purse
of butterfly blue

With a penny for me and a penny for you
To buy us both glasses of cold lemonade

When we walk, hand in hand,
in the Easter Parade.
Vintage Easter Postcard
Easter Time was a time for new frocks:
New dresses, hats, gloves, new shoes, new socks.
We stepped so fine as we went on our way -
So lovely, so handsome for Easter Day.
Vintage Easter Postcard
 Peter Cottontail
Composed in 1950
Gene Autry's version of Peter Cottontail peaked
at number 3 on the U.S Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 
Gene Autry - 1950

The Easter Bunny
M. Josephine Todd, 1909

There's a story quite funny,
About a toy bunny,
And the wonderful things she can do;
Every bright Easter morning,
Without warning,
She colors eggs, red, green, or blue.
Some she covers with spots,
Some with quaint little dots,
And some with strange mixed colors, too
-- Red and green, blue and yellow,
But each unlike his fellow
Are eggs of every hue.

And it's odd, as folks say,
That on no other day
In all of the whole year through,
Does this wonderful bunny,
So busy and funny,
Color eggs of every hue.

If this story you doubt
She will soon find you out,
And what do you think she will do?
On the next Easter morning
She'll bring you without warning,
Those eggs of every hue.
Vintage Easter Postcard
Easter Parade
Written by Irving Berlin and was published in 1933.
Sung by Bing Crosby in the film Holiday Inn (1942)
It was performed in 1948 by Judy Garland and Fred Astaire in the musical film Easter Parade.
Perry Como

Lucy from "Peanuts"
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!

An Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest hare.

There is only one time in the year when it’s safe to put all your eggs in one basket. 

Happy Easter!

1 comment:

  1. Dinner with our families today !!! so Happy Easter to all !!! JMC