Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Memories



Today, the day before Easter, I thought I'd share a special photograph from my childhood.  I'm guessing I was about 2 years old.  A treasured memory of my Momma and me in our Easter bonnets.  

The photo below was one I remembered when Laurie, at South Pasadena DP,  posted a 1957 Chevy Thursday .  I think it's interesting how our parents often  posed  us next to the family car. I know my mother and I were very "car proud" when she bought this fine finned vehicle,  so it rightfully shared the Easter pictures with me that year!

Today I leave you with a clip of an  Easter commercial that my girls always loved.  
"Thank you Easter Bunny, Bawk, Bawk!"

33 comments:

Dina said...

Treasured photos and moments indeed.
Have a blessed Easter.

Katie said...

Beautiful bonnets, fabulous car! Thanks for sharing these; they're such fun. Now to go check out that Easter commercial!

Babzy said...

Beautiful shots , i love old photos , your mum is so pretty and you are so cute ! Thanks for sharing...

Judy - So California said...

Oh Virginia - These are great pictures! I LOVE the one of you and your Mom. No wonder you're such a pretty lady. I think our folks would be ready to hop in the car to go somewhere and just say "Oh a quick picture" and we would just stop before we got in the car. The commercial is great - made L.C. the cat (stretched across the desk) a little nervous though.......bawk, bawk, bawk!

Laurie said...

Oh, look at you! These are wonderful. What a girl.

Peter said...

Nice!! So few photos of the past, compared to what we do today! But the ones we have make perhaps even more pleasure?

Kate said...

Vintage photos always hold so much fascination, don't they? Peter's correct ... we have so few of them compared with what we are able to produce today. Digital cameras have changed the output.

Bibi said...

That could have been me in both photos. I loved to get an Easter bonnet. What sweet photos. I should look mine up...and put them on cd?

JM said...

Virginia, what a clever idea! Both shots are wonderful (you look so cute!), but the 1st one is so fantastic! What a beautiful photo indeed!

Mister Earl said...

Nice photos, Virginia. Looks like you were about 10 or 12 in 1957! Love those '57 Chevies and those old photos. That color is so classic for the times. We had a '55 Plymouth that was that color. It's interesting how we really did have a thing for those cars. No one would go out of their way today to take a photo in front of a Honda Accord! But we'd do it for a classic or exotic car in a heartbeat.

Maybe I'll look through my mom's photos for some car shots. Our dark green '56 Buick Special was quite something.

Virginia said...

MR. E, Thanks for pointing out the "age" thing! HA I'd like to see your 56 Buick. ( Well that sounds like a old timer's pick up line doesn't it!) Did it have that little bar that selected stations on the radio? Yes, the mint green Chevy was the star of the show in our home. I also might point out that there were no close up photographs taken. Had to get the whole person in from head to toe. DIdn't want to miss those socks!
V

Peter,
You're right. I had like two photos to choose from. My grandchldren? I a huge basket full of of their photos already! The old ones remain very special though.

Bellelaide said...

I just happened upon you blog by....I don't even remember! I was googling and clicking and here I am. I think your pictures are beautiful! I have a little coffee shop blog. www.perkupbirmingham.com

Rambling Round said...

Oh the memories! What a beautiful Mama.
We often posed beside either cars or azaleas.

altadenahiker said...

Life was good for the little girl. This is so fun, going through the family scrapbook. Now I want more.

Mister Earl said...

V: Here's what our '56 Buick looked like. Same colors, although I think the roof on ours was dark green.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2120/1841924096_9a162b2abd.jpg?v=0

Wildeve said...

Your blog is Magic... just like your city! I love the old photos, and after just getting caught up on your last week of posts, I'm amazed, as always. I love the chairs, and I really want to visit the garden shop!

Snapshutter said...

Very cute.

D said...

Precious! Thanks for sharing your memories. Happy Easter!

FireLight said...

You and your mom look just perfect...hats and smiles! I love the picture. I think several of my Easter pictures feature me next to a car!

Daryl said...

No car when we were growing up ..living in a city they arent so important but we did get all gussied up for Passover ... and I suffered many a Toni Home Perm .. thanks for the memories!

PJ said...

I remember our cars from the 50's, fins and all. I lost all my old photos to Huricane Ivan, the bastard, but I can sill appreciate seeing other people's nostalgic photos and the pleasure they bring. Isn't blogging wonderful how it pulls different parts of our lives together? Happy Easter, Virginia. See you soon.

Chuckeroon said...

Oooo Aaaaaa......I grew up with these cars. We had the USAF based on the Royal Air Force air station close to home. All through the 1950s it was huge cars and free Wrigleys for us local kids and we watched Sabres and Super Sabres and B52s in the skies and went to the airshows. It was soooo exciting. We had American servicemen running amok with guns and air crashes and lots of new aquaintances to make. I was sorry to see them go.

Note your azaleas are earlier than ours........climate.....but note, V, azaleas are well known here and the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park has what is perhaps one of the finest displays in Europe during the flowering season.

Marie-Noyale said...

I have a smile on my face just for seeing that commercial!!
What a lovely way to share Easter memories with us.You two had wonderful smiles on your faces.
Enjoy a Happy Easter Sunday.

Virginia said...

This post has been so much fun for me. I've heard from two loyal B'ham readers via email today and even got a photo of my friend Nancy next to their Chevy one Easter!

Chuckeroon,
I want to see that azalea season at the Isabella Plantation!! Glad this post evoked some fond memories for you as well my friend.

PJ,
Most of our family photos were taken from such a distance, it could be anybody! I'll share with you HA Damn that IVan! Can't wait to see you this week. Plan to stay up late and do a lot of talking!

Daryl,
Oh my, Toni Home Permanents!! If I'm not mistaken they ones for little girls were called Tonettes. That was a nightmare for sure. My mother thankfully gave up on those.

M-N,
Bawk Bawk!

Virginia said...

May I add that our friend Dina has an exceptionally beautiful blog today. Thank you DIna.
V

Petrea said...

I love looking at these pics, Virg. You give me ideas. Thank you for sharing. So sweet.

Juergen Kuehn said...

Beautiful memories - thank you.
Juergen

Babooshka said...

I love older photos, you get the real deal. Can I say your mom's got a Scarlet O'hara Southern Belle look the one I have to use a little trickery with the hairdye for.She's a peach and you do look very cute.

Maya said...

What great photos! I'm glad we got to share the memories with you.

valeria said...

Now these are photos I really feel you should be thanked for "sharing"! Beautiful, fascinating pics from the past - something like a movie - FANTASTIC.
Your mom must have been a real beauty.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Considered I am an Americans' car and a "how we were" photos' lover, these two are simply stunning !

Ken Mac said...

awesome V!

Snapper said...

Both of these are beautiful Virginia. Thank you for sharing them with us.