Monday, April 5, 2010

Random Monday Memories

 
This is a photo from a scrapbook that my Mom made for me several years ago. She actually made four identical albums. One for me and one for each of my siblings. John, Emily and I are pictured in this photo ~ given our ages I'm pretty sure my Mom was pregnant with Steve this particular Easter ~ 1963. That's me in the suit. It was gray and I thought I was really something in this suit. The blouse was "silky" and the handbag was quite possibly my first grown-up kind of bag. It probably had some tissue and a comb in it....it looks pretty flat. It might even be empty! : )
I look at pictures of me as I child and I totally understand why I have problems with dark circles under my eyes now ~ I've had them forever!!

I got to thinking about the Easter baskets I received as a child. Always jelly beans, marshmallow egg candies and one hard-boiled egg with our name written on it ~ so we'd know which basket was ours! And very often we'd find some of this stuff.
Silly Putty!!!
 


It bounced, it crackled, it stretched and (my favorite) it copied newsprint. I especially liked to copy the Sunday comics with it. My children also received Silly Putty in their Easter Baskets and I plan on making sure my grandbabies get to experience the simple fun of Silly Putty.



What did you used to get in your Easter Basket?

 

7 comments:

Carol said...

Sweet picture of you & your siblings. Silly Putty is so much fun!!!!

Smiles,
Carol

Shelley said...

Sweet picture Marie....I loved silly putty and remember getting some in my basket as well but,what I remember most are the tiny little chenille chicks...they were my favorite thing....have a very blessed week dear friend....

Suzy said...

Oh yes,we would get silly putty too. You know the silly putty they make now won't pick up newsprint. I don't know if the putty changed or the ink! I remember the marshmallow chicks sticking to the straw!

Ann said...

Love the picture, the outfits you and your sister are wearing remind me of some I used to have. I just loved the new Easter outfit every year. I don't remember ever getting anything but candy in my basket but that was good enough for me

LDH said...

Oh, such a sweet picture, Marie! Precious memory! I think I received Silly Putty in a few Easter Baskets! I still love the stuff!

Jacqi said...

Emily looks just like the picture of Katie in the nurse costume to me.

RACHELLE said...

silly putty is fun for all ages!

i recently bought my kids some. They were enthralled.

I got some vintage pearls in my easter basket.

delightful!

shell

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