By Sheena Barnett/NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – At church, in the park, out sightseeing – no matter what folks were doing on Easter, they were doing it together.
Easter morning saw thousands of Northeast Mississippians in church, and that family time continued the rest of the day.
That was the case for the Ramos family from Saltillo, who headed to Ballard Park after church Sunday afternoon.
Rumaldo Ramos IV unclipped the dapper vest and tie worn by his 3-year-old son, Rumaldo III, and then he and his wife, Rosaline, handed Easter baskets to their son and 4-year-old daughter, Kyleigh.
“We’ll do an Easter egg hunt at home. I don’t trust them out here. They’ll probably crack an egg on my head,” Rumaldo Ramos said, laughing.
The Ramoses let their kids get the best out of their Easter outfits, especially Kyleigh, who twirled in her black dress speckled with blue, pink and yellow polka dots.
Also dressed to impressed at Ballard Park was James Williams and his 1-year-old son, Roman. The pair were sharing a father-son morning of strolling along the park before an afternoon full of activities.
“We’re just hanging out, feeding the ducks. We’ll do some swinging,” Williams said.
Roman seemed to be focused on one thing, though: brunch. He nibbled on Cheerios and sliced grapes and strawberries while watching the geese at the park.
Williams said his son had an Easter outfit, but decided to let him wear a blue and green playsuit instead, topped with a bright yellow, green, blue and orange hat.
“He’s got swagger,” Williams said of his son’s hat. “He’s a 1-year-old with swagger.”
It wasn’t just a day for family, though.
Terry Totten and Josie Fehr, of Ontario, Canada, are two close friends traveling from Florida, where Fehr spent her winter, back to their homes, and they spent Easter learning about the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Fehr is a huge fan of Elvis Presley’s, but had never stopped in either Tupelo or Memphis.
“So far, everything’s been wonderful,” Fehr said.
She said she can’t wait to get home and finally spend Easter with her family.
“This is the first Easter we haven’t been together,” she said. “We’ll just get together with family.”
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