“In your Easter Bonnet, with all the Frills upon it……”
Now there’s a good movie for you. The Easter Parade. Judy Garland. Fred Astaire. Dancing. Love. (HUGE Spoiler………….. Happiness Abounding in the End. )
But wait…. there’s more……. The Easter Parade is quite the American Cultural Event. Mostly associated with the BIG affair in NYC…. it started in the late 1800s. By 1947 it had over one million participants. Honest to Solid Chocolate Bunnies, I’m telling the truth. These days, it isn’t quite as popular. But the parades still abound all over the country. In fact, we have us one, right here, in little ol’ Charleston, South Carolina. Spiffers, I’ll tell you. Spiffers. I tried to enter this year. I showed up early….. in my sock monkey hat, t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops. Ready to go, because Heaven knows…. I LOVE a PARADE.
Very few words to describe it, but I’ll try. Banned. Shunned. Rejected. Ejected. Not up to Bonnet-Snuff. When it comes right down to the bottom of the Easter Basket…..I think I needed more Frills Upon IT.
I went home and colored eggs. Thinking back…. I probably should have worn my Bunny Hat. The one with the big pink floppy ears. Next Year!
Starting them young. Not so happy about it......
by Irving Berlin
Never saw you look quite so pretty before
Never saw you dressed quite so lovely what’s more
I could hardly wait to keep our date this lovely Easter morning
And my heart beat fast as I came through the door
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
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