Maternal Grandmother Emma
My grandmother’s generation and that of her ancestors, wore hats to church because of religious beliefs that a woman must have her head covered in church. This belief is based on the scripture by Paul the Apostle in the Bible.
But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. 1 Corinthians 11:5
My maternal grandmother, who is 86 years old now, still honors the hat tradition learned from her ancestors.
Grandma Emma's mother Bell
Grandma Bell (left) and her sisters Mollie and Channie
Grandma Luvenia, mother of Bell, and maternal grandmother of Emma