I remember my mom telling me that when she was young, (in the 40s, 50s, into the 60s) she always wore a hat to Mass, women and girls were expected to cover their heads in a church.
Originally Posted by KurlyKae
oh you've reminded me...

when my mom took my sister and i to Ireland in 1968, Vatican II had already taken place and women were no longer *required* to wear head coverings in church. but traditions die hard in that country and it nearly caused an international incident when my family went to mass and my sister and i weren't wearing hats!
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