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Vintage photos of:
Easter, 1970. My niece and nephews decked out in their Easter finery and other requisite accouterments. For extra points, pick out the wiseguy. Hint: It's not the Easter Bunny. Scanned from my sister's Kodacolor negative. View full size.
My cousin Stephen hunting Easter eggs at our grandmother's house in Anderson, Indiana. Probably the mid-1950s. Scanned from a 35mm Kodachrome transparency likely taken by our Aunt Lee. View full size.
From an old family scrapbook: "Come to our picnic and egg hunt at Bull Creek bridge Thursday April 17 1930 at 10 oclock." Inola, Oklahoma. View full size.
Looking at the expression on my face , I have to wonder if anything else ever made me quite as happy as finding that Easter egg 59 years ago. Of course, I was easier to please back then. View full size.