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From: "Jay & Carol Menges" <>
Subject: Re: [POLAND] Good Old 50's
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 1999 21:02:41 -0700


I remember "babushka" too, although that's Russian for scarf and also a
colloquial expression of sorts for the old women who always wear them.
"Mantilla" is Spanish I believe.
--Carol

> As a child in the 40's and 50's when the head had to be covered for
> church I always put on my babushka (scarf) because that's what my father
> called it, but I think the fancier lace items were referred to as a
> mantilla.

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