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When I was in my late teens, my mother and I went to the "Dogwood Festival" in Greenfield Hill, CT. It was a lovely day and we slowly strolled along. We came across a few tables with seemingly random items and a sign indicating the sale of these items would benefit the local church. I spotted what looked like a charming old ladies black leather handbag. I opened it and was amazed and delighted to find that the interior was not only in perfect condition, but bright red! It also came with a matching change purse and little mirror case with mirror. I was enchanted and of course bought it!
The next year we went back and I found another pretty little old purse. This time I opened it and inside was a set of rosary beads and a little black thing that looked like a doily. I asked the elderly lady at the table what this was. She told me that women used to be required to wear something on their head inside church. So, if they did…

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When I was in my late teens, my mother and I went to the "Dogwood Festival" in Greenfield Hill, CT. It was a lovely day and we slowly strolled along. We came across a few tables with seemingly random items and a sign indicating the sale of these items would benefit the local church. I spotted what looked like a charming old ladies black leather handbag. I opened it and was amazed and delighted to find that the interior was not only in perfect condition, but bright red! It also came with a matching change purse and little mirror case with mirror. I was enchanted and of course bought it!
The next year we went back and I found another pretty little old purse. This time I opened it and inside was a set of rosary beads and a little black thing that looked like a doily. I asked the elderly lady at the table what this was. She told me that women used to be required to wear something on their head inside church. So, if they did not put on a hat, they wore these! From then on, I loved the idea of what else might have gone inside these lovely old bags . So I bought some gloves, a hankie, then an old lipstick, then an old compact...........



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