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From: "valerie bower" <>
Subject: Re: [TRIVVIES] hats
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 16:12:03 +1000
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My mum was a milliner so there were always plenty of hats! I look a right
charlie in a hat !
Val xx



> What a difference a couple of years make & a few hundred miles ........
>
> I don't remember hats & gloves at all .... When - at 16 - I bought a red
> beret - to wear with a red skirt, with braces, over a white blouse,
sporting
> a red tie --- my mother went potty with me ... "You look ridiculous" she
> said ... I thought I looked quite dapper ... Twas the fashion back then
....
>
>
> Since those giddy days of my youth - I've only worn hats to keep my bonce
> warm ... I have a rather nice Sherlock Holmes one - made from genuine
> sheepskin - tis lovely & warm --- trouble is - your hearing goes ... I
also
> have several berets - with matching scarves - that I do wear - on occasion
.
> .
>
> But - when it comes to actual hats - "posh" 'ats that is - I only have the
> one ... A navy blue number - bought for our Craig's wedding ... I hated it
> with vengeance ... It was the only one in the shop which matched my
outfit -
> short of wearing a 'red' one - which - as everyone knows - really would
not
> have done ... I wore it half-heartedly --- carried it to the church from
the
> car - did wear it in the church - carried it around with me popping it on
my
> head for the odd photo or two - then carried it to the reception - - -
where
> --- I was told - I had to keep the darn thing on until the bride's mother
> took hers off --- wedding etiquette ... I did not keep my hat one that
long
> .. The bride's mother kept hers on ALL THE TIME --- I had a feeling it was
> glued to her head & only came off after her slimy, very rude, husband
prized
> it off of her ...
>
> I do have another hat --- it's a straw one --- and for the most part,
hangs
> on a nail up the stair wall - gathering a rather fetching shade of dust
...
> It has been worn - actually several times - it's wide brim does help
protect
> my eyes when we have really bright sun ... But - this is England !! ...
>
> And - I do have several of those baseball caps --- brought for me - from
all
> over the world .... Now these I do wear in the summer - the normal way I
> might add --- they save me having to wear sunglasses when I'm walking
> outside, or driving around, in the summer ....
>
> My dad never wore hats - the only one he ever had was one I bought him for
> his 70th birthday - which he did wear when walking to his local shops ...
He
> died before he was 71 - so it didn't get much wear, did it ..
>
> Mother - on the other hand - in her younger, dancing, days --- did wear
hats
> --- well, not exactly hats - but those short of feathery numbers, that
clung
> to the head, providing a colourful (hopefully matching the outfit) focal
> point ... She used to look really swish in those days - well, to be
honest,
> she always looked swish - but she was particularly swish when dressed up
to
> go to some ball or other ... With her long flowing gown & matching gloves
> all the way up to her elbows - and her shiny dancing shoes --- a shimmery
> stole around her shoulder in the summer & her fur in the winter....
Mother's
> mother wore the same sort of stuff .....
>
> Dad's mum - on the other hand - always wore a hat - just a small dainty
one
> - pinned to her head, at the back, with a hat pin - of which she had loads
> --- I used to play with them ... Wonder where they all went ? ... Ah well
..
>
>
> Sue
>
>
> 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
>
>
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