We have a nice collection of about 300 or so hats. I used to give programs about hats. I often wear a hat to keep the sun off of my face. I remember women wearing hats to events and church on Sunday; hose too, for that matter! There are still many who finish their attire with a hat today. Milliners are artists in their own right. 

Then, I am reminded in this photo of  (B) Lorena Etter, Aunt Mary Lou Etter, and (F) Virginia Etter and why I am thankful that I lived in the missed hat generation.

They are ready to attend Easter services at the Methodist Episcopal Church of Plainview, Texas, circa the 1940s.


Lorene Etter  Mary Lou Etter  Virginia Etter Easter circa 1940s