Thursday, March 10, 2016

Easter 1950; Tuesday, April 25

The US president was Harry S. Truman.

The Best of…

“D.O.A.,” directed by Rudolph Mat, was one of the most viewed movies, released in 1950.
“The Cardinal” by Henry Morton Robinson was one of the bestselling books.

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months?

The Alan Young Show
Starring: Alan Young, Gloria DeHaven, Joe Besser, Nelson Eddy

Starlight Theatre
Starring: Mary Sinclair, Durward Kirby, Virginia Gilmore, Alfred Ryder

Beat the Clock
Starring: Bess Myerson

Top #3 songs in the USA

Bewitched - Bill Snyder Orchestra
  1. Ray Anthony - Sentimental Me
  2. Sentimental Me - Russ Morgan & His Orchestra


Saturday is traditionally spent decorating Easter eggs and hunting for them with children on Sunday morning, by which time they have been mysteriously hidden all over the house and garden.
Other traditions involve parents telling their children that eggs and other treats such as chocolate eggs or rabbits, and marshmallow chicks (Peeps), have been delivered by the Easter Bunny in an Easter basket, which children find waiting for them when they wake up.

Many families participate in a feast or party such as a traditional Sunday roast, often of either roast lamb or ham.

To celebrate Easter, millions of children around the world will await the arrival of a mythical bunny to deliver them candy-filled eggs. 

Wait. What's that now? 

According to the University of Florida’s Center for Children’s Literature and Culture, tradition has it that a little girl happened upon an injured bird and prayed for help. Magically, the bird turned into a rabbit -- promising the child that, for her good deed, it would return once a year to bring rainbow colored eggs. 

By the 1950s, the Easter bunny truly became a cultural fixture with the release of the Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins song "Peter Cottontail" which topped the pop charts and later served as the inspiration for children's books, cartoons, and comics.

May you have a wonderful Easter!

1 comment:

  1. Lots of memories of Easter, especially getting together with our cousins. Cool post and I hope to see more in the near future.