Miss Fannie's handsome young pastor approaches her about donating something for the church auction and she deliberates over which hat to donate. It would be hard to part with any of her hats. She finally decides to give up her most cherished chapeau, the pink straw hat with the silk roses. She says that it "makes her feel brand new like Easter itself". In the end Miss Fannie's hat fetches a tidy sum with which the church members are able to make improvements on the building and the grounds. They dig a garden and fill it with roses; it looks just like Miss Fannie's Easter hat!
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