Hopedale Community Centennial Pageant - 1942
they could get from anything worn by the plain folks of the Community. Here's a paragraph about that.
The clothes of the men and women were of the simplest, but always neat and clean. Men wore
overalls, and the women, calico dresses, aprons and sunbonnets to church. Flowers in their bonnets
were forbidden. When Alonzo Cook brought his bride, who was a school teacher from Blackstone, to
church, and she wore a silk dress and a bonnet much bedecked with flowers, it was said that they
feared Alonzo had married a very extravagant woman. Ida Smith, Hopedale Reminiscences, p. 29.