Easter is Sunday, March 31st.
by Mary Gilmartin
“When I was a little girl my mother boiled a pot of eggs for Easter
And then, she would let me dye them with tablets of colors.
Soon my basket was soon filled with
green, blue, orange,, yellow and purple eggs.
But, of all the colors, the one I liked best was the color RED.
Did you know that Irving Berlin, an American composer, wrote the lyrics to a song considered one of the most popular Easter songs of all time? And, Bing Crosby sings it on this video here.
In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade.
I’ll be all in clover and when they look you over,
I’ll be the proudest fellow in the Easter parade.
On the avenue, fifth avenue, the photographers will snap us,
And you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure.
Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet,
And of the girl I’m taking to the Easter parade.”
Written and Photographed by Mary Gilmartin, March 24, 2013