Monday, April 21, 2014
Our Easter Sunday
We talked to everyone while leaving...some were going to relatives, some were going out to eat, some were getting home to cook for family...that's what I was going to do. My side of the family was coming at 1 for a traditional Easter dinner. Ham, potato salad, sweet potatoes, squash, mac and cheese, Italian green beans, relishes, deviled eggs, dinner rolls and two cakes...one chocolate, one cherry. We all gathered at our table for the blessing and then started filling our plates. The kids were talking about their memories of past Easters. We laughed till our sides hurt. Stories that included Tim...our missing link. The kids are hesitant to bring him up...but it really helps me to remember the days when he was with us.
I have to mention that we were celebrating three birthdays yesterday. Joe's, mine, and son John's. They came in the door and brought me spring. Flowers were everywhere...a fern, yellow tulips in an unusual glass container, a pink oriental lily, a bouquet of mixed flowers, a hanging planter with a neat basket...I think that's everything. Our house smelled like a florist shop. I started right away watering the plants. My daughter helped by watering the hanging one outside. We cleared the table and then sat in the living room to do some more visiting. It was time to go for everyone, and by this time we were all tired. As we waved good bye, I thought to myself...a wonderful day.
You'll just have to visualize a happy family enjoying the day....I left the camera in another room and didn't even think of taking pictures. Very unusual for me.