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Carol Perkins: Easter brings memories of Dad & Irvin Berlin
And clothes: Not a whole outfit, she says, but at least a new item or two. 'I'll have on something new!' she writes. 'After all, this marks the day of a new beginning.'
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By Carol Perkins
My dad used to sing Irvin Berlin's "Easter Parade" every Easter morning as we were getting ready for church. As I put on my Easter bonnet and slipped into my new dress bought for the day, I listened to him singing in another part of the house. To me, he sang just like Fred Astaire from the movie "Easter Parade" or Bing Crosby from the movie "Holiday Inn". The lyrics brought the movie right into my home.
With shoes shined and baskets the Easter bunny had left on the doorstep in hand, my brother and I would head off to church where the other children would look as festive as we did. Ladies all wore new dresses and men sported new ties. This was the kick off to the spring season, as well as a religious celebration, which I would later learn much more about than I knew at the age of eight. Adults hid Easter eggs on the sloping side yard of the Edmonton Methodist Church, and we Sunday school students went out to hunt them, often coming back with grass stain on the tail end of our dresses.
Easter dinner at home was ham with the trimming and homemade chocolate pies; then we visited my grandparents in the afternoons where I would find my cousins out of their outfits and ready to romp in the yard. We might have hidden Easter eggs (real eggs), but the main Easter egg hiding was done at school. The smell of boiled eggs still gags me. I certainly wasn't going to eat any of the ones I found, but was forced to sit in a classroom and witness boys scoffing down more than one.
We never had plastic eggs and made a mess coloring our eggs over the kitchen table. No one made any money from finding eggs; however, the one who found the most won a chocolate bunny! I never had a chocolate bunny until I bought one for myself!
My daughter Carla asked me this week if I had a new "frock" for Easter. Very few seem to follow the tradition of the new Easter outfit anymore, but I assured her I would have something new to wear. It may be a necklace or a scarf, but I can't let go of that tradition of years ago. "I may not have an outfit, but I'll have on something new! After all, this marks the day of a new beginning."
I miss my dad singing, and there has never been an Easter since he passed in 1977 that I don't think of these lyrics every Easter morning when I get ready for my own Easter Parade.
"In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,What do you remember about your Easter mornings as a child?
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