Still Looking Back

'Every Easter Sunday my family joined a longstanding custom of the community.
In order that everyone feel welcome to come and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, my mom and I wore flour-sack dresses to church as did all the other women and girls.
The men and boys donned their everyday overalls. There were no excuses for not having anything new to wear on Easter Sunday morning on those pastel, early spring days in Arkansas."
---------this is a portion of a story I wrote about my youth--Arkansas' Child-------- 

Still looking back at Easter Sunday and many Easter Sundays of the past.

This is a painting of one of the churches I attended in my youth.

Many precious memories made there.

I learned how to love in that church.

My heart will be forever grateful for the people who crossed my path there.

© all photographs and text property of Dianne Hogue unless otherwise noted

the painting is mixed media--watercolor/acrylics/watercolor pencils/permanent markers

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