Nostalgia of Spring

Nostalgia of Spring

Nostalgia of Spring

The vintage postcard on the left is filled with nostalgic images.  It reminds me of  the season through childhood eyes.  Easter Sunday,  I would reluctantly wake up–very early for sunrise service–motivated by the thrill of donning a new dress and white patent leather shoes, even a quirky white straw hat with daisies.  Hard to believe it was the height of fashion for an eight-year-old.  The Easter baskets would usually be waiting  in the living room.  Just a peek, now.  Tearing in would have to wait until after church, Easter breakfast, and dinner at Grandma’s.  I vividly remember yellow marshmallow peeps, colored eggs, and chocolate bunnies in pastel boxes.  Grandma would add small toys and more candy.  The egg hunt with the cousins increased our stash.  I can’t recall ever eating everything, but the ears on the rabbit usually went first.   Although I couldn’t help myself, an earless chocolate bunny is never quite the same.


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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4 Responses to Nostalgia of Spring

  1. Greetings,
    Yes and it reminds me also of the we little Beatrix Potter books!
    Evelyn in Montreal

    • Sharon L. Clemens says:

      That vintage postcard has now gone home with a young mother to pass along as a keepsake for her children. The past lives on.

      • Amanda Eccles says:


        I will have to admit since I have purchased the postcard, I have not been able to bring myself to put it away for next spring. Every time I pass by it, it makes me smile. Thank you for sharing it with me and you are right in saying that I will pass it to my children for a hopefully memorable keepsake.


  2. Sharon L. Clemens says:


    Thanks for sharing. It’s the little things that make a moment.


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