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Tossing Pebbles in the Stream

This blog is my place to sit and toss pebbles into the stream. The stream of Life relentlessly passing before us. We can affect it little. For the most part I just watch it passing and follow the flow. Occasionally, I need to comment on its passing, tossing a pebble at it to enjoy the ripple affect upon Life's surface.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Weekend

Do they still have Easter Parades? Do women still wear hats?? Other than the Queen, Queen Elizabeth II, who never fails to wear one.

I remember, a life time ago, when women put on their best bib and tucker and paraded at Easter on the boardwalk along the lake at Sunnyside Park in Toronto. Boy am I old. It seems the effort was to be elegant and fashionable as in the movie classic, Easter Parade.

The video below has the added advantage of French subtitles. How's your French?

It seems they still do have Easter parades. Here is the one from last year in New York. Whatever happened to grace and elegance, not to mention, respect, missing in the cynical comment of the "alleged" meaning of Good Friday. Times have changed.

I hope everyone has a lovely Easter weekend. For me, the Springtime of the year holds it own Easter meaning. Like the Biblical account, in Spring, there are always possibilies of New Being for all of us. It promises to be a warm sparkling weekend here full of promise.


At 12:57 p.m., Blogger Peggy said...

A quiet but busy Easter for us. Hope yours is warm and sunny

At 1:26 p.m., Blogger Anvilcloud said...

As poor as we were in our area, I still remember people sometimes coming to church in new outfits at Easter.

At 9:07 p.m., Blogger Clare said...

Easter was the one time of year when I could pretty much count on a new dress to wear to church.

I prefer a more spiritual meaning to the day now, such as yours for new beginnings.

At 2:03 a.m., Blogger Cathy said...

Hello Philip
I think the only ones to wear an Easter Bonnet are the school children - they still have fun days just before the end of the school term
Sunny part of the day, wet for the other part - that was good Friday. So far today (Saturday)its been sunny and dry, not sure what tomorrow will bring but they say warmish 23c
Take care

At 4:02 p.m., Anonymous Forest hoag said...

Hello, I've just come across your blog and I'm really enjoying it, thanks for all the good work. Easter here in Seattle is going to be a rainy affair, we may hide the eggs inside.

At 11:39 p.m., Blogger Mary said...


When I was a young girl, we used to dress in our Sunday best for Easter dinner at Grandma's. We went to church on Easter morning in our best bib and tucker, and yes, an Easter hat and gloves. Women don't dress like that anymore and it's a shame.

I haven't heard of an Easter parade in years. Thanks for the memories.

Happy Easter, my friend.

At 11:45 p.m., Blogger Gretchen said...

Hope you have a wonderful Easter. Thank you for caring! It does mean a lot.

At 8:55 a.m., Blogger Gattina said...

Happy Easter to you too ! I have never heard about a Easter parade over here, but Easter egg hunting exists everywhere !

At 11:05 p.m., Blogger KGMom said...

Oh Easter hats!
Yes, we women used to wear them. Now only African-American women seem to (and even they are a bit older).
My husband and son had a bet on Sunday--whether there would be 6 or more hats in church. There were 5! Our congregation is about 300 on Easter Sunday.

At 11:29 p.m., Blogger Julie said...

Hope you had a great Easter and it brings lots of new beginnings to you, love you, Julie ann


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