Tuesday, 22 April 2014
This morning we went along to the Mattins Service at the Row Chapel (I've mentioned this chapel before - it was built in the 1400s to serve a row of nearby almshouses, which it still does).
In the seat behind us sat a lady in an Easter Bonnet (the lady to the right of the above photo). I complimented her on the bonnet, and she told us she made it herself. I told her it was the only Easter Bonnet I'd seen this Easter, and asked her if she made herself one every year? "Well, no," she said, "But when I was a young girl we all made, or at least trimmed, an Easter bonnet every year, and I do like to keep up the old customs, so I make one every two or three years". Once again, Peggy, I compliment you on it. It looked very festive.
I should confess, that I hadn't got my camera with me, but I'm glad to say that Wendy (of the Wendy Whitecat Blog) had hers, and sent me a copy of the above photo to use on my blog. Thank you Wendy - and I'll try and remember to always put my camera aboard whenever we leave the house in future.