Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, April 15, 2017

White House Egg Roll



About the Easter Egg Roll from Wikipedia here.

Mrs. Coolidge and raccoon (Rebecca) 
Easter Egg Roll at the White House 1927

April 18, 1927
Do you think Rebecca is ready to chase eggs 
or run away as fast as she can?

It's been too long since I've posted in Sepia Saturday but in honor of
Easter and a look way back 
here's my post for Saturday the 14th of April.

Not a bad sized crowd.

The series of photos today were obtained through the Library of Congress and are various years of the White House Easter Egg Roll.

April 2, 1923
The prize basket at the White House Easter egg roll.

Egg Roll 1898
and yes, the little girl is wearing an Easter Bonnet!

From 1914

April 17, 1922

With Easter Monday you get Egg Roll at the White House Part 2, The First Children and Grandchildren read here article from the National Archives.
Featuring President Carter and President Reagan

Davis and family at the White House Egg Roll April 21 1924.

Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt
wearing her bright spring dress as hostess 
for the thousands of children for the egg roll.

"Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people."
Eleanor Roosevelt

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
Eleanor Roosevelt

This great Easter Egg event has been rolling on since 1878
and last year's event involved 37,000 guests and in President Obama's first year 2009 the White House hosted some 32,000 guests.
We shall see what the Trump event will be this coming Monday.

What is to become of the White House Easter Egg roll? 
See here.
You'll see the Obamas meet the Easter Bunny!

"Do your little bit of good where you are;
it's those little bits of good 
put together that overwhelm the world."
Desmond Tutu

Happy Easter to all.


sage said...

Will Trump be there? I thought he was sticking to his alternative White House extravagant for the Easter holiday.

Karen S. said...

Who knows when it comes to Trump, he changes his mind like Minnesota weather. Drastically too. Supposedly it's going to be on and the first lady is going to be involved. She does love parties and entertaining I guess. We shall see, when Monday arrives.

carol l mckenna said...

What a great idea for photos ~ such a beautiful tradition ~ hope it continues ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

kaykuala said...

There is a special attraction for black and whites. Nostalgic pics!


tony said...

No Doubt Le Trump Will Either Eat It or Play Golf With It.....?

Anonymous said...

What a great post! That was interesting. I think Rebecca would eat the eggs! Thanks for sharing this. Easter blessings to you & yours. Hugs.

Christine said...

Thank you so much , Karen for these wonderful glimpses into Easter past at the White House!

A Colorful World said...

Wonderful old photos of an American tradition!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I enjoyed the old White House Easter Egg hunt photos. I wonder if they are even going to have the event this year. Great post and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend! Happy Easter to you and your family!

La Nightingail said...

Sometimes when I look at the old B&W pictures of events happening in the late 1800s and early 1900s, I wonder if the people participating in them might have had a little more fun at those happenings than we do because they were EVENTS not overshadowed by so much else going on as is the case today.

RedPat said...

I'm sure there will be millions of people there! ;-))

Cloudia said...

You are a big heaping PILE of good, dear Karen. Bless you and yours on Easter <3

Elephant's Child said...

Lovely shots - and I really, really hope this charming tradition continues.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Kilroy wishes you and yorn a very happy Easter

Alex Daw said...

That little boy looks so pleased with his easter basket win.

Barbara Rogers said...

Ah, the Easter eggs at the White House, what a great tradition! So glad you shared these photos from the years gone by. Happy Easter!

Mike Brubaker said...

I can understand the old fashion Easter egg hunt as a traditional festival of Spring. But putting it on for 37,000 people? How many eggs have to be boiled and dyed? How long does that take? And then hiding them on a lawn? How much time does your three-year old get to collect a basket of eggs? 5 maybe 10 minutes? Then another 100 kids line up. That does NOT sound like a fun family outing, no matter who's President.

Jo Featherston said...

I don't really understand what happens at the White House Easter Egg roll. Do the winners of the egg roll races get chocolate eggs? Hopefully there are lots of consolation prizes for all the other participants, otherwise there must be a lot of sad little people there!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

This was interesting. Happy Easter to you and yours!

Karen S. said...

We may all be totally surprised at how this year will be. If the great and funny SNL (Saturday Night Live) show regarding this year's Easter at the White House we're in for something quite different!

Helen Killeen Bauch McHargue said...

Great idea to use the Whit House egg rolling party. I like the suggestion that the eggs might be used as golf balls. We do live in strange times.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Karen these vintage black and whites are such a treat to see, merci beaucoup! As for your current president, I can't imagine this event will be nearly as organised or as much fun as previous years.. hopefully I'm wrong ☺