Friday, January 23, 2009
Hats - Did Women In Your Family Wear Them?
Well yours truly is just being silly today, but after seeing Aretha Franklin performing at the Inauguration this past Tuesday, I got to thinking that women just don't wear hats like they used to.
In fact, I looked in The Box and could not find one single photo of my mother wearing a hat - one that would be suitable for a wedding or funeral or a social event. Now it might be a generational thing since there are plenty of photos with my grandmother, great-grandmother and other ancestors wearing hats. I could just see this as a theme for an upcoming Smile For The Camera carnival! Wouldn't that be great to see a parade of hats?
One other hat-related inauguration tidbit which it turns out is more urban legend than it is the gospel truth: many content that because John F. Kennedy did not wear a hat at his Inauguration, it led to a precipitous decline in the number of men wearing hats.