Loretta Lynn Opens Up About ‘Little Flour Sack Easter Dresses’ She Wore As A Child
Easter Sunday is a time to reflect on the many sacrifices that Jesus Christ made when he gave his life for us. The holiday is also a time to reflect on our own lives and the things that have happened to us.
When a friend of country music legend Loretta Lynn asked her what Easter meant to her, the star decided to take to social media to share her response with the world. Her post has since gone viral, touching the hearts of her fans from all over the country.
Lynn was born and raised in Butcher Holler, Kentucky into a large family that did not have a lot of money. Even though they were poor, Lynn’s mother always found a way to celebrate Easter by making a special outfit for her to wear.
“I could hardly wait with expectation, knowing that my mommy was making me the prettiest of flour sack dresses I’d get all year,” Lynn recalled. “For Easter, she went the extra mile with every bit of frill and beauty she could add to it. Some years, when she could scrap it together, somehow, I’d get a pair of sandals to match.”
“It’s hard for folks to understand what it was really like back then, way back in the holler,” she continued. “I wore those flour sack Easter dresses to Sunday School and church like I was the Queen of England. I was so happy and so thankful and so proud.”
“I tell you the truth that to this day, I think those dresses were more beautiful to me than any designer ballgown I’ve ever worn,” Lynn concluded. “Mommy made them with love and that’s something I’ll never forget. For me, Easter is God’s love, redemption, forgiveness, new starts, and pretty little flour sack Easter dresses in the back hills of Kentucky.”
Lynn’s heartwarming Facebook post reminds all of us about the true meaning of Easter, “God’s love, forgiveness, and help.”