Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter, Quilting Friends

I grew up on the Peanuts Gang. When I saw this pic in the image search for Easter, I just knew I would use it.

As children, we had several little Peanuts books, about 6" square, that we read over and over again until we practically had them memorized.  We definitely wore them out. Last time I remember seeing them, they were quite tattered. We never missed the television specials that were on each holiday - my favorite to this day is the Charlie Brown Christmas special.

Anyway, of all the Peanuts Gang, Snoopy is my favorite. I just love his happy-go-lucky attitude. How he'd take crabby old Lucy's tirades, and then just lean in and giver her a big, slurpy dog kiss. He was so protective of Woodstock, holding that dog dish over him like an umbrella. I loved his imaginative nature - that whole make-believe world of the WWII fighter pilot. Wonderful! Wouldn't you agree that the cartoon above has happy-go-lucky written all over it?

(Here's a pic of one I found on ebay for $3. The copyright date on this one is 1963.)

I need to ask Mom if she still has any of those books we had as kids. I know she will remember them. I'll bet we got them as gifts in our Christmas stockings or our Easter baskets. She might remember that, too! I have to give my mom a lot of credit for creativity. When you have 5 kids in 6 years, I'm sure there were limits on what she and Dad could afford on gift-giving occasions. Easter was always special - hunting for those Easter baskets that she hid all around the house.  What halcyon days they were.

I sure can digress, can't I? I just wanted to stop by today to wish everyone a Happy Easter! Let's remember, though, the real message of Easter has nothing to do with happy beagles, chocolate bunnies and baskets of eggs...

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