Happy Easter!

Just popping in to wish any of you who celebrate it a happy Easter, and share a photo from Easter past. Oh, to return to those carefree days, when all you had to worry about was whether the whale had left any chocolate coins in your Grandpa’s dresser drawer since your last visit. Yup, those were the days.

Best Easter ever. My Grandpa (the man in the picture) made doll beds for Julie and me, and my Grandma made mattresses and blankets for them. I have no idea what became of the buckets, but I still have the doll bed and blankets. Also, for the record, whenever I post old pictures like this, and you're wondering which of the kids is me - I'm the cute one. As if you didn't know.

Best Easter ever. My Grandpa (the man in the picture) made doll beds for Julie and me, and my Grandma made mattresses and blankets for them. I have no idea what became of the buckets, but I still have the doll bed and blankets. Also, for the record, whenever I post old pictures like this, and you’re wondering which of the kids is me – I’m the cute one. As if you didn’t know.

Word A Week Challenge: Parade

I wasn’t sure I had any parade photos I hadn’t already shared on this blog, but did manage to come up with two from Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade last weekend. Both are of Boston firetrucks which traditionally lead the parade. Boston seems to have its fair share of parades, so watch this space for many more parade photos in the future! For now, though, just these two:

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves

Joining the fray at Cee’s place, where this week, the challenge is to share photos of circles and curves. I have a couple favorites out of this group of photos. I’ll be interested to know whether my favorites are your favorites.

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Inside a tree at Arnold Arboretum.

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A blossom, or nearly so, also at the arboretum.

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A cactus which a co-worker rescued from certain death, and has been nursing back to health.

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Fencing in Rochester, NY.

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Fencing in Houghs Neck, Mass.

Easter Fun

Yesterday was a big day. It was the day I’ve been awaiting for many years. Yesterday was my daughter’s birthday, and this was the day we became the same age! Just think, every year from here on out, she’ll be older than me. I could get used to this. Do you think she’ll send me money?

Yesterday was also the day that the Houghs Neck Community Council hosted its annual Easter Bunny Fun Day in the local church hall. Parents and kids decorated cookies, made masks and other crafts, and played Easter-themed games (though this egg toss was nothing like those of my youth. Nary a yolk splatter to be seen). And just when you thought the fun level couldn’t get any higher, the Easter egg hunt! Mother Nature cooperated, and gave us a mild day, which we all appreciated.

As my regular readers know, self-editing has never been my strong suit, so you get to see my favorites, even if that means a few lower-quality images get through. I can’t help myself.

What are your Easter plans? This is our second Easter away from our family – we had intended to be away for a long weekend, but plans have changed, so we’ll be home. I suppose I ought to purchase a ham, so we have some semblance of a celebration.

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This little girl and her big sister had identical shoes, but neither girl held still for long, so I had to settle for a photo of just one pair.

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Another cutie who didn’t spend much time in one place. Until they gave her a cookie …

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An adult put Vaseline on the tips of the kids’ noses, then they raced to see who could pick up four cotton balls and deposit them into a bowl, the fastest.

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He had a little trouble with the off-loading process.

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A ballerina in the house!

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Spoons were provided for the decorating of cookies, but were often ignored.

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Go!

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St. Patrick’s Day in Southie

Hubby and I spent several hours in South Boston today, waiting for the St. Patrick’s Day parade. We were near the end of the route, and 90 minutes after the parade should have started, nothing had happened. We enjoyed the people watching, but we decided to get out of the cold and head home, since there was no indication of when the parade might reach us. So, I’ve got pictures of some of the faces to share, but none of the parade that wasn’t.

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Larry Bird made a surprise appearance.

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Mohawk and a jack-in-the-box leprechaun hat.

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This cutie got my vote for best-dressed.

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A close-up.

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The dog does not appear to be amused by his person’s clothing choices.