I’ve always loved hats!
Was always excited for Easter since Easter
was a chance to wear a hat without looking like
a Movie Star Wannabe
*Old as dirt…..we were 12.
*Said lots of Amens…we said ONE…after bless this food.
*Sang HiTest Soprano….we were silent singers in the choir.
*Carried a Snap Closed Handbag…signal for passing the plate.
*Wore a different Hat EVERY Sunday…we did Easter.
*Sat in the same Pew EVERY Sunday…Pillow Marked the Spot.
Mrs. Turmiss was HeadMistress of the Old School Sunday School.
*She had ‘Blue hair’…sure sign of age.
*Said Amen after every Scripture, Song and Shout….Southern Baptist Fire and Brimstone!
*Cleared her throat after every Amen and made the Choir Soprano sound like a bass.
*Opened and Snapped Shut her Purse after every Amen and before the Passing of the Plate.
And…Did she ever have HATS!
And Gloves to match!
My goodness that was so many Easters ago, and I still am reminded of Mrs. Turmiss when I see Hats like the ones she wore every Sunday.
Now I look back and realize that ladies like Mrs. Turmiss were setting examples for young girls like Nancy and me to be your own person and wear that Hat whether it is Stylish or not!
There is a bit more to this story about Mrs. T's OSSS habits, and I've debated about how to tell it without Ya'll thinking that this GRIT didn't learn a thing in Sunday School.
So before I embarass myself and my Mama I'd better say my Thank-you's to Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for another Special Pink Saturday. There's lots of Special Easter Posts in Pink Blogland, and I'm bettin there's some Pink Easter Bonnets, too! Happy Easter, Ya'll !!!
Nancy and I noticed from our silent singing seats that Mrs. T's purse 'Snapped Open and Snapped Shut' alot.
If you've had one like that, you know it's not a quiet purse in church.
So one Sunday after choir was dismissed we sat behind Mrs.T's PewPillow and checked out the Purse Snap Routine...