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From: "Lizzie Love" <>
Subject: Re: [TRIVVIES] hats
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 08:00:50 +0100
References: <20050410225324.20182.qmail@web31706.mail.mud.yahoo.com>


When I was fist married in 1961 people would tell my foster-mother if I had
been seen shopping without gloves or a hat, and I would get a lecture.

Lizzie

> Hi Sharla,
>
> As far as hats are concerned, in the sixties we wore
> hats in England, however I left England in 1966 (with
> my hat) so not sure if the fashion continued. My
> mother had some lovely hats which I used to wear when
> I 'dressed up' as a child. Sun hats are worn in
> Hawaii and cowboy hats in Arizona. But at weddings
> those fancy hats are still worn.
>
> Aloha,
> Glennis
>
> --- Sharon Terpe <> wrote:
> > Hello Darling Trivvies:
> >
> > I guess, like much of the world, I watched Camilla's
> > wedding. It wasn't until today I saw the white
> > dress
> > she wore for the civil ceremony. It was lovely.
> > Boy
> > does she have skinny legs. And a flat stomache.
> > Truly, I wouldn't want a friend like that.
> >
> > I don't really understand the British and their
> > hats.
> > Is it only the aristocracy who wear them? And is it
> > only for events, like Royal weddings, christenings,
> > deaths and Ascot? Are hats removed only after one
> > returns home?
> >
> > When the Church demanded it, I wore hats to mass.
> > And
> > they were giddy and young...and I hated them. Hats
> > are for keeping your head warm if you're out in a
> > blizzard. Maybe. They make me feel confined and as
> > though I could no longer see or hear. Not to
> > mention
> > they give you hat hair.
> >
> > Do you have the Red Hat Society in England? When I
> > decided I couldn't go back to work when my sister
> > died, my coworkers gave me a retirement dinner..with
> > a
> > huge purple hat trimmed in red. And made me wear
> > it.
> > Oy. But that's me.
> >
> > So please explain. And what was that thing in her
> > hair during the blessing? And what a gorgeous
> > chapel.
> > Is it required that something be worn by a bride
> > during a royal wedding - even when there are
> > previous
> > marriages..and the bride and groom are no longer
> > young?
> >
> > When in England, I did see the shops that rent those
> > hats for???? I assume it's only commoners who rent.
> >
> > Please explain your tradition and protocols.
> >
> > Hugs, love Sharla.....
> >
> > I guess it's five years since I had a hat on. I saw
> > a
> > group of Red Hat women at a "stately home" at
> > Christmas time...each unique to itself. One woman
> > was
> > muttering because she hated having the thing on her
> > head. And indoors at that.
> >
> >
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