I cannot remember an Easter as early as 2008's Easter. But maybe I'm just forgetting. Used to be, when I was small, Easter came on a fairly warm day. We would go downtown to the sunrise service on the Circle (The hub of downtown Indy) for a 6:00 am service. I would wear my new easter dress (usually the only store bought dress I got for spring). I would have a new hat (with elastic under the chin), new shoes & maybe a new purse. (I always loved new purses & I still do). Sometimes I would sing in a children's choir through the church. (I always hated it when I had to wear my old winter coat over my new dress to keep warm).
It used to be a special time, one I looked forward to every year. When I grew to be one of the older children, we would meet our church friends at a downtown pancake place for breakfast, after the service.
At sometime (around WW2) the sunrise services were fazed out, partly because it was a lot of work for someone. But also, I suspect it was not politically correct to have a church service on city property. Too bad, as it was a time the whole city seemed to gather together for something meaningful. Of course I do know not every
one will agree with me, but I guess that's what makes life interesting.
Thoughts from Eleanor about Easter while freezing in the cold weather.