Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Put On Your Easter Bonnet

   My mother went to the American Academy of the Dramatic Arts in NYC when she was young.  She wanted to become a professional actress but love and children stole her heart away from the stage. 
Mom never thought twice about belting out a show tune on a whim.  Sista and I were used to her breaking into "Oklahoma" while in the kitchen making dinner or "June Is Busting Out All Over" while folding laundry. She wasn't a quiet singer either, she would sing her lungs out like she was on Broadway. 

We thought every mother did that.  
When we started having friends over, we found out that it was not the case.  Our friends would be dumbfounded by the sudden burst of song that would trail through the house.

At Easter time, she loved to sing
In your Easter bonnet
With all the frills upon it,
You'll be the grandest lady in
the Easter Parade!

So Mom, this post is for you.  I'm sure you're in heaven with a martini in one hand and Marlboro in the other, belting out this song with gusto! 




This isn't my mother.  Just a photo I found on Pinterest.





Loved this movie!




For all you young things, this is Jayne Mansfield.  Guess what she was famous for!

Classic







I put these pics on for you, KTG









Again, for you young things, Ann Miller was an actress that was famous for her beautiful legs and talent. Not for the fact that she grew a bunny out of her head.



Lady Mary rockin' her bonnet.



So pretty and feminine.


Love the hat, but she looks a little under dressed for my taste.


Darling!





There's a new twist on the Easter bonnet.



Sista and me
(in our minds)


Awwww..


Very dignified geese.


Hope y'all have a great Thursday!








10 comments:

  1. Oh my...I remember many a Easter Sundays eyeing (and sometimes giggling over) the bonnets some woman wore.

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  2. Katie, that must have been a fun home to grow up in! Thank you for the introduction to these fabulous women. I can only imagine what Jayne M. was famous for. lol.

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  3. I love all the bonnets but love the dog in the bonnet most of all!

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  4. Love all the sweet Easter bonnets and what a nice tribute to your Mom. You know now, of course, that I will ALWAYS picture her with a martini in one hand and a Marlboro in the other- xo Diana

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  5. Wow Kate, these take Eater bonnets to a whole new level:) So many beauties, I do love hats and wish they were more "in". Tell your mom I do the same, yes I am my own biggest fan of my singing but it doesn't stop me, lol.

    Been away, back now but heading out again for 3 days, next week all goes back to normal so wishing you a HAPPY EASTER!

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  6. Your mother and I are definitely kindred spirits. I still belt out those songs. I thought everyone did :)
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  7. That little girl is darling and the geese are look-in like they are headed out to a luncheon. I am aging myself here.. but I wore an Easter bonnet every year when I was a little girl.

    xxL

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  8. Cute post to honor your Mom. It sounds like she was a hoot! xxoo from your newest follower.

    Kathy
    http://pearlsinparadise.blogspot.com

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