De Anza’s “Loose Woman” Returns

Maggie Martin, Laurel Lemarié, Francie Spears, and Paula Martin

Francie Spears, a De Anza past regent, returned as a speaker with the topic, “Colonial Hats and More.”  Wearing her colonial dress without a corset, hence a “loose woman,” and her mob cap, Francie demonstrated how women from Williamsburg wore their straw hats, securing them with 2-3 yards of ribbon.  Always entertaining, Francie put the audience at ease and in stitches.  Shown with her are 1st Vice Regent Laurel Lemarié and prospective members, mother and daughter Paula “Polly” and Maggie Martin. The chapter members were asked to wear hats in honor of the program and May Day.

Submitted by: Laurel Lemarié

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