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luv my dayton
934 posts
Apr 04, 2015
9:35 AM
Back in 40s easter was serious business and nothing like today.. Kids now at five no longer believe much in tooth fairies, Santa and easter bunny but back then you were somewhat older. Think I lost all my childhood innosense on those subjects in fourth grade along with the birds and bees when a friend mine broke all this to me in one big swoop. Darned near fell out of the tree we were in. Needless to say the rest of my day was lousy. Does anyone else on here remember how old you were when you were given the good news or did you figure it out on your own.

Last Edited by luv my dayton on Apr 04, 2015 9:37 AM
352 posts
Apr 04, 2015
10:22 AM
It all began when I figured out chimineys could not hold people and rabbits don't have hands.I was a little quicker on birds and bees.
luv my dayton
937 posts
Apr 04, 2015
11:17 AM
You will find this hard to believe but my friend all in one day blew the lid off everything I had counted on and also let me know the virgin Mary wasn't a virgin and explained it with 'that's what your mom and dad did to get you' and that threw me over the edge. Went home and told my mom with tears streaming down my face that she and dad weren't very nice people! Didn't realize until years later how sheltered a life I lived. That wouldn't ever take place today as children by the age of six already have the picture.
52 posts
Apr 04, 2015
6:04 PM
Are you saying that there is really no Santa Claus? Oh My!
15 posts
Apr 04, 2015
6:15 PM
While we're on the subject of Easter. In the '60s we hunted eggs at Woodland Cemetery. We didn't think anything about looking for eggs among the headstones and monuments. We have numerous photos of my sisters in their dresses and bonnets and my bother in I in our little suits posing with our Easter baskets on the tomb of Gustav Wiedeke. We never thought anything was weird about it but most people thought it was morbid and maybe it was.

Last Edited by Cushwakid on Apr 04, 2015 6:16 PM
luv my dayton
939 posts
Apr 04, 2015
6:50 PM
Nothing morbid about it. I have spent many visits going through woodland admiring the beauty of the place with varieties of trees,headstones,and the quietness. I think your Easter egg hunt was quite special as it's been an event that stuck with you and was shared with all your family. A happy memory for you and thanks for sharing.
295 posts
Apr 05, 2015
6:38 AM
Interesting thread this morning with luv’s excellent memories as usual of “days gone by”. I think I also lost all of those childhood myths when one day weeks before Christmas at our home I found out where “Santa” hid all the gifts :-). And along with Olds, soon after I discovered the facts about the “birds and bees”……..
37 posts
Apr 07, 2015
6:26 PM
Easter Sunday, I remember well. Especially going to Concord City (on Saturday ) to pick out our Easter Sunday outfits.. Concord City was always Packed with shoppers!! Floor littered with popcorn ;-) ... Anyone remember those scratchy petticoats the girls wore underneath their dresses???!!
I recall helping my aunt Dye the Easter eggs on Saturday night.....
Loved those Chocolate Easter Bunnies, and yellow peeps in our Easter baskets.. ( I bit off the Chocolate Bunny's ears first )
I truly miss those childhood times..... adulthood is so overrated..... :-(

Last Edited by missinthen on Apr 10, 2015 9:07 PM
139 posts
Apr 10, 2015
8:06 PM
I remember as a kid, going to Town & Country shopping center. They had a Broasted Chicken place next to Krogers and they had Dyed Baby Chickens and Ducks at Easter. I think they were 50 cents and the first couple of years, my parents said NO ! You can't have one. They will die. When I was about 8, they relented and I bought a blue chick and a bag of Chicken Feed. Sure enough, it died. I guess they all did and a few years later, they weren't allowed to sell them anymore, but it was fun while it lasted.
luv my dayton
947 posts
Apr 11, 2015
5:57 AM
Do know TC had a Kresges and they had dozens of colored peeps running around. Big thing back then. Bought my daughter a pink and a purple. Couldn't believe how fast they grew and how noisy. Not good for living in an apt. They ended up at Aullwood children's farm. Glad they were banned.
blue J
164 posts
Apr 29, 2015
11:01 AM
My kids still believe in the Easter bunny and Santa Claus. We leveled with them about the tooth fairy just a couple of months ago, but they haven't made the same connection about Easter and Christmas, and haven't asked. We probably will tell our older son (he's eleven) before he starts middle school, in August. But bottom line, they are very innocent, and we have nurtured that as much as we can. And as they get older, it's difficult for us, having to be reasonable about what we know they'll be exposed to. But we've held on to this golden period of childhood for them as much as we can. I wouldn't have it any other way. (My own childhood was not that way, which is another reason why I especially have wanted to preserve those childlike wonders for them as much as possible).
119 posts
Apr 29, 2015
11:20 AM
I hate to start a "religion war", but, LMD, the "Blessed Virgin Mary" IS NOT a myth, nor an "old wife's tale". But then, you have to be a believer in a lot more than The BVM to accept that fact.
luv my dayton
969 posts
Apr 29, 2015
12:20 PM
As a third grader I believed what was told me and the point of mine was one creep of a person destroyed all my childhood myths at that time. Not to worry as since then I totally got the drift.

Last Edited by luv my dayton on Apr 29, 2015 12:31 PM
313 posts
Apr 30, 2015
12:19 PM

Last Edited by historybuff on May 01, 2015 12:32 AM
315 posts
Apr 30, 2015
5:59 PM

Last Edited by historybuff on May 01, 2015 12:32 AM
316 posts
Apr 30, 2015
6:03 PM
Just for my edification LMD, if you choose to answer, what is the drift?……………….
luv my dayton
972 posts
Apr 30, 2015
6:29 PM
That the word of God is truth. Always was always will be.

Last Edited by luv my dayton on Apr 30, 2015 6:32 PM

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