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Monday, April 21, 2008


Do you remember when all the ladies came to meeting wearing hats? Do you remember when only the senoritas in Spain and Mexico wore mantilla's with high combs? Do you remember that that was an indication of Catholicism?

Not so very long ago there was a family of three girls and a boy. Their father insisted that they attend mid week meetings, no matter what! The oldest one came after a late class,to prayer meeting without a hat (horrors of horrors) but fashioned a covering with paper towels and bobby-pins. I thought that was a great idea. No so father! He ranted and raved and said emphatically "the bible says hats." Not so meek daughter replied: "does it?" 'Nuff said...we wear a covering because of the angels...

Yesterday our lovely lady wore a gift from her granddaughter...a bright dark blue feathered creation with just a hint of bright orange peeking out here and there. She called it an "antique" from HRH's collection. JLG tried it on for it matched her dress too. We continued on with conversation as to what hat goes with thick hair, and what kind of hat goes with thin hair...not sure we came to any conclusion.


  • For so long I wouldn't wear a mantilla for that very reason--the connection, even though my best friend was one of the first, if not the first, to wear one. Now I wouldn't leave home without one!

    By Blogger knitterykate, at 12:26 PM  

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