Mark, his mother and Jeanie from Chapter 15:
“You have plenty of style, and with fabulous cheek bones like yours—you make this hat look much better than I ever could. I insist you wear it throughout the service. It’ll help you get used to the feel of it and gain confidence as a hat-wearing woman.” His mother nodded in approval, her smile still affixed in place.
“Are you sure? I wouldn’t want to deny you the privilege of—”
“The service is about to start,” Mother cut her off. “Mark—” she leaned forward so she could see him, and he did the same “—hold this little girl’s hand to keep her in place and to keep her from turning coward and removing this stunning hat off her beautiful head.” Mother gripped Jeanie’s other hand.