THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, March 13, 2020 Page 7 The awakening of the spring season past. I think it would be a nice idea to bring them back, and Fellsmere Pond is such a lovely place. Enjoy this time of the year. It is a time fi lled with blossoming spring fl owers and warmer air that is slowly rising and so comforting. It is such a good time to By Virginia Ruane think spring is a happy time of the year for just about everyone including me. I have wonderful memories of this time of the year. It was this time of the year when my mother and I would go out shopping for our new spring hat. Hats were very fashionable at the time. My mother’s favorite store was Gordon’s. I would take her there, and I would check out the hats, but they were too conservative for me. I would go across the street to a store called Sparks. Sparks was a store that sold a great variety of women’s clothing, including hats. I found one there that was just right for me and the price was right. Today, hats are almost a thing of the past. Women no longer have to wear a hat to church. In those days, when you went to Boston on the train, you alI Virginia Ruane and her mother wearing one of her “classic spring hats” (Courtesy Photo) Start Your Weekend at the Marina Dance Party! ways wore a hat and don’t forget to wear your white gloves, especially in the spring and summer. As a young woman, I would go to Boston to look for a job. I would get all “dolled” up with my hat and gloves ready to meet a prospective employer. Now, I often wonder what the young women wear today when they go to Boston to apply for a job. A little advice to all the young girls is “Don’t wear dungarees or sneakers.” By the way, I always got the job I applied for. I think the white gloves won them over. In the old days, in early spring, my husband and I would take a ride up Route I, going toward New Hampshire and look for the budding trees and the early fl owers. It was a beautiful scene to witness. Then we would fi nd a nice restaurant at which to have dinner. A Perfect Spring Day! In Malden, we have a very special picnic area at Fellsmere Pond. Many residents had a Maypole Party, and all the children got out their spring jackets and pretty spring dresses and, of course, their Easter Baskets. The baskets were filled with small candy bars, which the children would give to the small children and adults in the crowd. We don’t seem to have those parties like we did in the BEAU GILBERT Saturday, March 14 at 9 PM Dance to the Hits from House to Techno DJ LOGIK Friday, March 13 at 9 PM MONDAY'S SHUCK! $1.00 Oysters Book your next Function with us! Free Parking • Water Views Call 781-629-3798 SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET Only $19.95 / 11am-2pm Featuring Al Whitney Jazz Band BOOK YOUR NEXT FUNCTION WITH US * GIFT CARDS THE RIGHT HOME FOR YOUR HOME LOAN. MASS BAY MORTGAGES Apply at massbaycu.org or at our South Boston branch. Great, Competitive Rates Easy! We Keep Your Loan Servicing massbaycu.org (617) 269-2700 South Boston – Everett – Quincy – Seaport NMLS ID #615913 Federally insured by NCUA EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY AMPLE FREE www.marinaatthewharf.com 543 North Shore Rd. Revere 781-629-3798 PARKING AMAZING WATER VIEWS Enjoy the Acoustic Stylings of enjoy life. Thank you, dear Lord, for this beautiful season! HAPPY SPRING TO All! —Virginia Ruane is a lifelong Malden resident. Send suggestions and comments to virginiaruane@aol.com. We Now Offer For Your Eating Pleasure Purchase or Refinance Super-Easy Application “UBER EATS” Convenient Delivery Service Bianchi’s Pizza and Renzo’s Full Menu To Go ~ Renzo’s Entertainment Schedule ~ Wednesday: DJ George * Thursday: Joey Canzano * Friday: Smokin Joe Saturday: Bill Pezzulo * Sunday, 3:30 p.m. : DJ George Entertainment Wed. Thru Sat. 7:30 p.m. 381 Revere Beach Blvd., Revere 781-284-5600

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