A new Easter dress, patent leather shoes, white ankle socks trimmed with lace around the top, an Easter bonnet, and my father even bought a corsage for me and one for my mother, too. (My father was an alcoholic, who sort of glided through every day, including the holidays, so I'm not sure what inspired him on Easter.) And when I woke up Easter morning, the eggs I'd dyed the day before were hidden around the house, and a big Easter basket was waiting for me.
Yes, the bunny had delivered, and so did my father. For some unknown reason, celebrating Easter was the one thing Dad knew how to do. And every year, as I'm putting the finishing touches on the Easter Egg Hunt for my grandchildren, I remember days gone by, and I say a little "thank you" to my dad, because he gave me a lasting Easter gift.
To see some photos from this year's Easter Egg Hunt, click here.
Unfortunately, my grandson Paul was home sick on Easter. But the Big White Bunny made sure he got a special Easter basket.
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