Another Easter Memory - The Easter Parade
On Easter morning, 1964, when I was stationed at Lakehurst, New Jersey, we drove down to Atlantic City, about 40 miles away.
We got there early to get a good bench on the Boardwalk. That is a habit I have down pat… to get someplace extremely early.
We watched the Easter Parade that day. People from all walks of life put on their finest and new duds and walked down the Boardwalk – it was a tradition I just learned of that day. The people near there do it every year.
There were a lot people arm in arm with their mates smiling and marching with keenly dressed children not far behind.
Some people had pastel umbrellas that served no practical purpose as far as could tell; some men had top hats, other had color top hats, dresses from traditional to very boldly skimpy and modern…. And some people dressed down making a mockery of the whole thing.
It was a sight!