The ’40s – Springtime & Easter

UPDATED, EDITED, REDESIGNED, “NEW AND IMPROVED” [HOPEFULLY] FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT!!

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With spring comes new beginnings for Nature and my renewed best wishes for all of my readers and guests. I sincerely hope these cards and advertisements from the 1940’s bring a fond memory or two or just a smile. (For those of you in the southern hemisphere – I hope you enjoy a pleasant autumn and peaceful winter.) Thank you for your continued readership.

Texas Easter bonnets, 1942 Texas Easter bonnets, 1942

1940's Easter fashion 1940’s Easter fashion

Smitty's hometown memories Smitty’s hometown memories

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1940's seder dinner 1940’s seder dinner

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Polish 2nd Corps, Quastina, Palestine, Easter 1942 Polish 2nd Corps, Quastina, Palestine, Easter 1942

Sgt. George A. Crist, 1st cook, US 8th AF/96th Bombardment Group, teaches British lads the art of Easter egg decorating. Sgt. George A. Crist, 1st cook, US 8th AF/96th Bombardment Group, teaches British lads the art of Easter egg decorating.

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EASTER HUMOR – 

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Farewell Salutes – 

Abelardo Alinaya – Born:Cavite, P.I./Oxnard, CA; US Navy (ret. 20 years), Vietnam, Bronze Star, Silver Star

Thomas Anderson – Matamata, NZ; LAC Air Force # 3021698AS YOU SLEEP

John Fuller Jr. – Wasilla, AK…

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on April 5, 2015, in Home Front, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 39 Comments.

  1. Thank you for the goldmine of information that you are sharing …

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  2. I still have sewing patterns that look like the Easter fashion plate.

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    • That would be nice – could they be adapted to needlepoint design, say – make a pillow or sampler looking like back then? Do you have a post showing them?

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  3. This post was very enjoyable even after Easter! 🙂

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    • After cute little bunnies, painted eggs and Easter bonnets, it’s a little difficult to climb right back on board with brutal combat – I agree. I think the Eye Witness story was the right choice as well, Tiny.

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  4. Happy Easter. Personally, I’m a little chocolate egged out !

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  5. Very nice! Easter Bonnet! Got me remembering a song I have totally forgotten! I goggled and here it is! Thanks for helping me to remember! Love those pictures and your site looks good.
    Happy Easter to you!
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    Irving Berlin – Easter Parade Lyrics
    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, fifth 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.

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  6. I like it! It all looks so familiar.

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  7. Very festive, GP. Thanks for the holiday greetings.

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  8. Happy Easter and very best wishes!

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  9. Happy Easter, Everett. Love the funnies and still laughing..LOL

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  10. This is a great Easter post. The 1940s memories are all very familiar to me.

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  11. Love all of this! I’d definitely wear those dresses today (except for the shoulder pads)! Have a blessed Easter, GP! 🙂

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  12. Great post for a joyous day. You provide history, knowledge, honor, and tribute with your blog. Much appreciated!

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  13. Schöne Ostern für dich lieber Gruß Gislinde

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  14. Thanks a lot for your good wishes, and well done Sgt. Crist !

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  15. All very positive and enjoyable. Thank you.

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  16. Thanks again. Happy Easter

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  17. Thank you GP. Good wishes reciprocated

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