Sunday, January 1, 2012

Petite Point Handbags - trophies of achievement


These beautiful handbags have a hidden story to tell.  After retiring I decided to join a fraternal group of women called "The order of The Eastern Star. This is a benevolent group attached to the Masonic Lodge. After joining I found that many of the older women carried a handbag like these with great pride when she visited other chapters. Having inquired as to why so many ladies had this style purse I was informed that in the late 70 and early 80's any women who achieved a certain level of proficiency and reached the level of a District Deputy Grand Matron she was awarded with one of these purses. The custom has long gone by the wayside due to the cost and the availability to have them crafted.

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