Sunday, May 30, 2010

Church Bells and a Respectful Appearance

First Congregational Church, Paul Revere Bell, New England, USA

I love the sound of church bells on a Sunday Morning. It is like the whole town is awakened and being called to think about God and to come together to worship. It is a somber moment when those bells ring. I can hear them from my house.

For some reason, many people stopped dressing up for church. It used to be that we put on our best clothes and our biggest smiles and walked gratefully to the church building. We did this out of respect. We dressed up to show it was an important event and it meant something more than just being casual at home.

Ladies used to wear hats and gloves to church. The gloves were often a pretty white and were crocheted. You can still find gloves like this at The Victorian Trading company. But we should be able to buy them from our local stores. Why are they so hard to find?

I have a box of gloves we found in the attic of one of our investment properties we bought several years ago. This box has gloves of different colors and fabrics and were well worn. There were also letters and postcards inside, dated from the 1940's. It is a treasure!

Imagine the family getting their Bibles and heading down the street to the local church. What a precious sight! 

Mrs. White


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Blasé said...

..just precious!

Deanna said...

Blessings to you, Mrs. White.
I remember the day when our whole family dressed up to go to Church, because it was the respectful thing to do. This is a very good memory for me!
Some things just can't be improved.
Have a great week-end and God Bless you all,

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