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  1. katry Says:

    Leo Durocher quote

  2. Bob Says:

    I think the ladies millinery business pines for those days depicted here. Do woman still wear hats in church? If so, why?

  3. Spaceman Says:

    A few (older) Catholic ladies still l wear head coverings and some of the older ladies in black churches sometimes wear hats. Becoming more and more unusual.

    • katry Says:

      Spaceman,
      I don’t remember the last time I saw a woman wearing a hat in church, but then again I am not a frequent church goer. I went to a funeral last spring and no one was wearing a hat. I suspect that daily masses would have older women wearing hats.

  4. Spaceman Says:

    They certainly don’t in Protestant churches in the US. When I travel to Mobile, there’s a smallish black church I sometimes attend in Pritchard where the older women do occasionally wear hats. And they really dress up. The first hour is mainly singing so I skip that part (the whole service is about 2 1/2 hours which is double what I am used to). There’s a handful of white people who are there – nobody makes a differentiation. Been going several years now and gotten to know most of the deacons and many others. I always feel very welcome there – lots of handshakes and big hugs from the ladies.

    • katry Says:

      Spaceman,
      I find the mass to be a bit boring. There is no singing except at funerals, weddings and holy days like Christmas. I don’t find much comradeship maybe because the churches are so big in the nearest towns. The mass has a handshake but that’s it-no hugging. The services in Ghana way back when were hours long but had lots of singing and dancing.


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