Sunday, October 2, 2022

Dressing For The Season?

Hubby Tony and I went to Mass at a different church this morning. As we settled into our pew I looked across the aisle and noticed an older woman dressed in a fascinating manner.

Except for the top half of her face, she was completely covered. On the bottom half she wore a flowing white cotton skirt long enough to touch the top of her tan ankle boots. On top, a white shawl was layered over an ecru-colored fleece top, with a green-and-white striped scarf draped around her neck.

From my seat I couldn't tell if the gloves she had on were cloth or plastic, but the large green hat was straw. The lower portion of her face was covered with a green mask. When she turned to the side I could see the center of the mask contained a large image of Jesus with his Sacred Heart.

On it's own the whole outfit was very interesting, but given that it is Ordinary Time (the stretch between Easter and Christmas) in the Catholic Church, and green is the liturgical color for the season, was it a coincidence that the woman chose the outfit, or did she dress for the season?

Five years ago: Designed For A Door


  1. I'm sure she dressed to the season. with warm things at hand.

  2. Her donation was going to be in 1822 dollars.

  3. I'm trying to imagine a Jesus image in the mask. Not so sure I like that idea. Linda in Kansas

  4. Curious and fascinating. I wonder if she always dresses that way.

  5. Love seeing pictures of old fashioned clothing. But i don't know how they managed with all that over-the-top fabric. Most families lived in little houses with no closet or cupboard space. Good old days? Doubt it.

  6. Sounds like you had a fascinating experience. Wouldn't you like to know more about interesting people?