Is there something that you have been curious about for a long time ?
I’ve been researching why, and when women stopped wearing hats to church.
I thought it might have to do with Vatican II, which ended it 1965, but my research tells me that hats were not discussed there. Perhaps, with the ‘ Women’s Liberation Movement’ of the 1960s, women were glad to stop wearing hats to church. This matter remains a mystery.
God looks at the hearts, and not at the heads.
Nevertheless, I still enjoy wearing hats, because I was raised with them.
One of my fondest memories is when my mom and I would go shopping for new hats to match our Easter outfits for church on Easter Morning. It was fun to look at everyone’s new hats. We all wore dresses and gloves at that time too.
Frivolous? Perhaps, but enjoyable anyway.
One of the joys of being a septuagenarian like me is the feeling of being free to wear whatever we want.
Around Eastertime, people become increasingly sentimental, as they think of past Easter celebrations.
I will wear a new hat this Easter, and I will remember my mom, our hat shopping, and how special she made this celebration for our family.
Photo of Sally by Sally