Easter has long been an interesting holiday for me. It's always been a toss-up as to what my favorite holiday is - Easter or Christmas. The latter takes place during a time of year far more preferable (despite this year's relentless cold and endless snow), while the former takes place during a time of year I always struggled with - bees suddenly buzzing 'round, dusk out of reach. Gift-giving (and getting) aside, Easter always ekes out a victory, largely due to my memories of it - of my mom giving me a comic book every year, of the ham pie and pastries, the Easter egg hunts and Saint Bernadette's School in Morris Cove.

Take a jaunt down Memory Lane with me this holiday weekend: