Friday, April 11, 2014

Sepia Saturday: Hop To It

Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.




This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt is a quartet of photos with a unifying subject of our choice.  With Easter around the corner, now is the perfect time for bunnies.  Lots and lots of Easter bunnies.  Well, 6 bunnies anyway.

4 photos of bunnies


When my sister and I were little kids, Easter meant a basket full of jelly beans, a chocolate bunny, a couple Peeps, a big fancy cake or candy egg from the bakery, an orchid corsage from our dad, and an Easter pet.  For several years we received baby chicks or ducks.  One year Mary Jollette got a duck and her friend Rusty got rabbits. 

I don’t know what became of our chicks and ducks when they got too big.  I don’t want to know.

But from the looks of things, an Easter pet wasn’t anything new in our family.


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29 comments:

  1. I think we all have had fun with the quartet theme - your quartet is wonderful. Those rabbits look on the large size even then, best to draw a veil over their fate (or perhaps a piecrust!)

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    1. I don't know why I agonized over this theme in the beginning.

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  2. So clever of you to combine this weeks theme with Easter.

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    1. Funny you should say that because I NEVER think of tying in a holiday, anniversary, birthday or anything that would make life easier for me. I nearly broke my arm patting myself on the back for thinking of it THIS time!

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  3. I had a bunny for Easter once, too -- he lived through the summer, but mysteriously disappeared in the late fall...Hmmmmmm!

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    1. Uh oh ~ yeeeah, I'm hoping our little animals found a nice farm family in the country.

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  4. We had some chicks that all died quite soon. The chocolate was a much better gift.

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    1. Absolutely -- give me a Reese's peanut butter cup any time.

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  5. Friends of mine gave their children a duckling for Easter one year. "Waddles" grew up (!) and became a neighborhood pet - wandering up & down the block looking for handouts. But come fall, kids heading to school began to tease & taunt him, so mom & dad decided he should be taken down to Lake Merritt in Oakland & set free to mingle with all the other ducks there. Tearfully, as they set Waddles in the water, the children waved goodbye to their beloved pet. As for Waddles, he swam straightaway for the other ducks & never looked back. Even mom & dad were a little shaken that the family pet couldn't care less about them anymore. Hopefully, Waddles found himself a mate & had lots of healthy offspring.

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  6. I have grandchildren with bunny raising going on...they sell the litters usually while they are small...and hope they will be pets...not just Easter bunnies.

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    1. I didn't realize there was so much call for bunnies. Is there a big 4H program in your area that might account for a steady supply of customers?

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    2. I'd say no, they live quite a ways away from me, in Connecticut where lots of families have young children...and pets!

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  7. Ha! I like this, and it's kind of what's on some of our minds right now. I managed to squeeze in a foursome too! Your uncle is/was adorable!

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    1. I might be a little bit early with those bunnies, but it fits this week's theme better than next.

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  8. Bunnies can make great pets. We found a bunny, a black domestic rabbit that somehow was loose in our back drive, and kept it as a pet for almost 8 years. It was fearless and could assert itself for the "power position" on the front porch from both our dog and cat. We named it Dusty.

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    1. Dusty -- what a great name for a cowboy or a bunny. Sounds like a bunny not to be messed with.

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  9. Very clever of you Wendy, as well as entertaining. I hadn't thought to combine the theme with Easter.

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  10. My father had rabbits as a boy, but they were very definitely for the pot, something that seems pretty improbable these days.

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    1. I've never eaten rabbit. Not looking to try either.

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  11. An orchid corsage for Easter. How VERY nice. It's a long time since I've seen one of those.

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    1. I don't see people wearing a corsage to church on Easter much anymore. Occasionally old ladies will but even they don't wear them like in years past.

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  12. Wow! Rabbits were certainly a part of your family. I think I would struggle to find a photo of a rabbit!

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  13. Happy Easter to you too! A pet for Easter? Now there's an idea...hmmmmmm.

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    1. With pets come responsibilities. Think!!

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  14. I love the photo of Uncle Orvin with the bunny. I never had an Easter pet. I am still a little afraid to get too close to a rabbit because when I was a child, I was warned that they bite.

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    1. I imagine they do, but I've never seen it happen. I'm sure the Bugs Bunny cartoon with those big ol' teeth didn't help the image of bunnies.

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