Magical Memoir Moments

Coverings and Bonnets, Part Three: Church of the Brethren and Quaker Stories

Back in 1966, both Charlene and I wore prayer coverings to Warwick High School. Here’s a picture from our senior yearbook showing both of us in relation to our classmates — enjoying the fun, but from a distance. Charlene is sitting closest to the windows. I am holding a paper. ¬†Charlene’s Story Charlene was then,…

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Mennonite Dancing! It Ain't Pretty, But that's Okay

Mennonite prohibitions included dancing, television, and movies. When my gym teacher taught a class unit on dancing, I had to turn in a note sent by my mother excusing me for religious reasons. Those classes spent with one other lonely Mennonite classmate on the wooden bleachers were some of the longest fifty minutes in high…

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