Daughters Crissy & Cherie
Crissy, Cherie & their baby brother, Ryan
The photos above were taken at the home of my parents, Frank & Lula Sue Simmons Powell. After attending morning services at church that Easter morning, we spent a few hours at their home. Mom cooked Easter dinner and in the afternoon we watched the children enjoy their Easter egg hunt. Easter was a family affair in those days and there are many wonderful memories of our family spending time together.
I remember the Easter dresses my daughters were wearing in this photo. I was quite the seamstress back then and I had sewn a lot of their clothing on my old sewing machine, purchased for me by my father-in-law. The dresses were pink gingham with a white apron overlay. I hand-embroidered the yoke of the overlap with a floral design done in pink and blue threads. I also created the matching hair bows. Those were the days that I was the "happy homemaker"- times have surely changed since then!