Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Greetings From The KardKorner!

photo by Suzanne * April 16,2011

Just cruising by to wish all of my faithful readers a wonderful and safe Easter holiday.  And, of course, I would like to share a few oldies but goodies with you. 

An Easter photo that I believe was taken in 1952.  We lived in Kansas City, Kansas and both of my parents were photo bugs!  Left to right: Me, my brother Stan, and my sister Leta.


Who are these two guys?

Are they cousins? Neighbors?  Are they brothers?  Father and son, you say?  EXACTLY!!!  Did these two plan this?   I mean, who'd of thought?  Which one is which, you ask?



                 My son Rusty * 2 yrs old and his son, my grandson, Shawn * 2 yrs old
They kind of look alike I think, and both are engrossed in those Easter baskets!
I think both pictures were taken by the same person...who?


I would like to share a bit of nostalgia.  The photo below contains a collection of an important part of my childhood memories. The small prayer book is one I received for my First Communion, June 10, 1956.  It is still in pretty good shape, however, I open it very carefully.  My name and the date of my First Communion, along with the name of my church and our priest, is handwritten in the prayer book.  The various religious pictures are what we called "Holy Cards".  We attended Catechism classes throughout the school year and two weeks of what we called "summer church school" once school was out.  We would receive these "holy cards" as rewards for learning prayers and, I think, for just being there and having wonderful nuns as teachers.  I have quite a collection of them.  The small gold box is a charm that looks much like a bible.  I have lost the bracelet chain somewhere over the years-the lid is covered with what appears to be white pearl or onyx, and it had a tiny blue cross on it (which eventually came off and I have missplaced it).  Inside the little bible is a blue rosary that you see draped on the outside.  This, I also received for my First Communion.  And there is a handpainted ceramic cross standing up against the potted plant.  My mother sent me this cross probably about 12 years ago-not antique yet, but I keep it on my desk.  I have to tell you, I am glad I kept these items throughout all of my life.  I keep them put away, but still nearby.  And, now, I get to share them with some wonderful folks that I have found to appreciate such keepsakes! 

photo by Suzanne * April 20, 2011

Once again, thank you, my dear readers for stopping by-WHEW!!! Tax season is pretty much behind us...onwards to what's left of spring ( springtime in Texas is short!).  And upwards to outdoor grilling, the lake and summer holidays!  Actually, not looking forward to mosquito season! 
Have a joyous and safe Easter holiday-I'm off on a much needed four-day weekend! YES!!!

"And on the third day he arose again from the dead:
He ascended into heaven,
Sitteth at the right hand of God The Father Almighty:
From thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead."
~from the Apostle's Creed


  1. Thank you for this post. It makes me think of an old photo of my girls in their Easter dresses in the 70's. Have a good Maundy Thursday, Susan.

  2. Every now and then my mother comes across some old photos of us in the 1950's and sends them to me-I love to see them. Some are hard to restore tho. I'm glad you enjoyed browsing. It's been a great Maundy Thursday, I didn't have to work today! Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. ...and a hoppy...and happy easter to you & your family Susan!
    love those old photos...and the 'matching' ones of rusty & shawn! ha!
    (mmmm...jelly beans! the black ones are my favorite...i have resisted so buying a bag...we'll see if i make it through easter without indulging...) prob not!
    have a great weekend....laura

  4. Hi Laura, black jellybeans...gaaagh! I did resist buying jellybeans this year-ah, but it's not over yet. Do love jellybeans that stick to your teeth! I have more matching photos of the two guys...funny how that happens! Hey! Your new post popped up on my sidebar and reading list-off to wander. Happy Easter to you and yours Laura!

  5. Hi Susan! ~ The photos are precious of the little ones! And your beautiful keepsake items from your past are so wonderful! I love them! I have a little Bible necklace that opens up, similar to yours. It was my mother's. It is priceless to me. I don't wear it for fear of losing it. I pray that you had a wonderful and beautiful Easter Day. I have thought about you with all of the bad weather out your way. I pray that you are safe and continue to be safe! ((HUGS))

  6. yes, Becky said....i hope you're SAFE from mother nature's havoc!!!!!!

    take care! laura :]

  7. * Hi Becky, thank you for the compliments on my post. Some of the things you keep turn out to be the best things! I'm glad I kept those items from my childhood. Thank you for thinking of us, we got lucky and the worst of it swung just within miles around us. We only got a small amount of hail and some pretty high winds. Some people really got hit hard. Thank you for your concern.

    * Laura-good to hear from you. You know we were ravaged with wildfires just within 85 miles of here and lost over 100,000 acres and many homes burned. And the heavy storms only brought those fires under control about 25%. Our office got bottled water, and other supplies together last week to take to the firefighters who came from out of town to help fight the fires. I haven't heard anything about it today. Thanks so much for coming by and for your concern.

  8. How fortunate that your parents took a lot of photos. It must be such a thrill to still be receiving oldies.
    Love the father and son pics. It's nice to do that sort of generational thing isn't it.
    Just read about the wildfires and heavy storms in your area - nature plays such havoc at times doesn't it. All the best and thank you for a lovely post.


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