Olin Sr, and Agnes King Warner
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For the past month I have not felt very inspired to blog or to do genealogy. With all that is going on in our world, genealogy just didn’t seem as important. Today, while video conferencing with family I was reminded of the many family Easter celebrations of my childhood. As genealogist we'll hear presenters telling us not to forget to tell the stories of our own lives. I felt a strong pull today to recount some of my favorite Easter memories. Right now we can’t physically be with those we love but we can still video conference or call and …we still have our memories.
Growing up Easter always meant a time of family get togethers and celebration. My paternal Grandmother Agnes King Warner insisted on our family getting together and going out for Easter so no one needed to cook. My cousins, my brothers and I would get new Spring outfits. This meant new patent leather shoes, a fancy new Easter dress (sometimes with Crinoline), a new Spring coat, a fancy hat and a small purse for the girls and sometimes even white gloves. My brothers had special new Easter clothes as well which meant new pants, shirt, a jacket or vest and usually a new bow tie or later a tie as well. Sometimes even a hat.
After dinner there was always a time for pictures. There must be family photos to mark the occasion. Oh, thank goodness for the photos of those special times while we were growing up! What great memories these are to have.
So, at this very strange, unique time in our lives when we can’t celebrate the Holidays like we used to…what new tradition did you create today? Mine was a time of connecting using video conference. While we couldn’t be together in person, we could see each other and talk and that was our way of celebrating Easter 2020. What was yours?
And, of course, I forgot to take a screen shot of all of us today on the video conference call uniting NY, Nevada, Colorado, Florida and California. Guess we'll just have to remember this one.
If you have any corrections or additions or stories to share I look forward to hearing them.
Enjoy the journey,