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.
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?