Easter is coming soon, so let’s look back at Easter as it appeared in the 1960s — in this case, Easter 1967:
Here I am, age 2, with my mom. We’re in the front yard on Easter morning. I wish the photo was closer-up, but still, I like seeing our house (the beloved split-level so popular in that era), with the blooming tulips and the big front windows that I viewed the world from.
Let’s look at a few of my Easter goodies from the era. Here is one of my favorites: the hopping chick. You wound him up, and he would hop for a while. These days, he needs to be nudged along to make even a single hop, and he fur (feathers?!) are becoming a bit bare, but he’s still rather sweet.
Perhaps my favorite Easter item of all time is this little glass rabbit. He’s about 2″ tall, and I just loved him. In fact, I wanted to keep him out all year round, not just at Easter, which led to some problems. I even tried hiding him one year to prevent his confiscation, but Mom found him. Ah well.
Let’s not forget books, since I’ve always loved them. This one I received for Easter 1968, from Edna. Edna was a retired schoolteacher who lived in the upstairs of the house where we lived downstairs for the first few years of my life. Even after that, we took her to church with us on Sundays and she gave my sister and me gifts for the holidays. I bet she would love knowing that many of her thoughtful gifts are still around! By the way, this is a cute story, and I still read it every year.
Here’s a final little 1960s Easter treasure for you to enjoy: my Easter Egg house. When you looked through the little hole, you’d see a tale of the Easter Bunny, similar to using a View Master. There’s a button on the bottom to press to advance the scenes.
What are some of your fun Easter memories? Do you still have goodies from your childhood Easter baskets?
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