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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Put On Your Easter Bonnet

Dear Friends...

Thank you so much for all your sweet, heartfelt notes that you wrote to me about Gypsy.  I feel so fortunate to have made so many friends through blogging.  I may not have had the pleasure of meeting you personally, but I have met you the best way there is... through your hearts.  I am humbled by your kindness.

Here is another re-post from last year.


 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!


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.


There's a new twist on the Easter bonnet.

Sista and me
(in our minds)


Very dignified geese.

Hope y'all have a great Thursday!

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

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  1. Always fun to look back on!! Happy Easter.

  2. Happy Easter to you and your family. My heart felt so sad for the loss of your dear Gypsy. Thank you for making each day brighter for so many people.

  3. I used to wear an Easter bonnet when I was a little girl;) These are great photos Kate! It's fun to see them coming back with a whole new look.

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  4. I usually wear a hat to church on Easter, but I don't have one for this year! I'll make it up on Mother's Day! You've given me great inspiration!

  5. Hi Katie,

    SO very sorry to read about your loss.So sad. Hugs from me to you. :(

    On a lighter note, this is a very sweet post with terrific images.
    I posted a little something for the Easter weekend today and after I published it I thought about how my mom used to buy us new Easter outfits every spring -- shoes, purse, hat, dress and gloves. It was such a big deal!

    Then I remembered how my grade school used to have an Easter bonnet parade -- each child (boy or girl) had to make an elaborate Easter bonnet that we would tie on our heads and then we had to parade around the school showing them off!
    Public school! Can you imagine such a thing today? Kind of sad that this little tradition is probably gone now.

    In any case, great post, Katie.
    Happy Easter to you and your family!

  6. Its lovely to see your pretty pictures of all the bonnets Katie, I loved 'Easter Parade'.
    I do hope you will have a Happy Easter, especially after the last few days...
    just think of Ann Miller in that fabulous movie that has your name, just like you...too darn hot!
    much love xx

  7. thank you for all the Easter bonnets and the giggles. Happy Easter.

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