The vase looked a bit lonely so out came a few props.
The egg painted in the "Cobalt Net" pattern of The Lomonosov (now Imperial) Porcelain Factory in St. Petersberg stayed although the porcelain pieces I thought of using went away. There, done.
Until a special postcard came to mind. Surprisingly, I knew right were it was.
In the reverse is my grandmothers name and the name of a hospital, town, and state, a cancelled two cent stamp with the year of my mother's birth, and the message, "Am thinking of you and your little chick. "
In the little stack of family correspondence were also these:
We spent the afternoon with family, at a niece's home. Mom would have so enjoyed seeing her great grandchildren hunting for eggs and playing games. Being the youngest of five children, It's interesting to now be one of the older people at family gatherings. At Easter, in our time, and in our gardens, death gives way to new life as "One generation passeth away, and another genteration cometh; but the earth abideth for ever."
May your Eastertide be rich with fond memories of the past and making memories for the future. May you in the northern hemisphere enjoy the earth's rebirth!
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