Tag Archive: hats

I wore it today, and yesterday, and in all likelihood, I will wear it again tomorrow.

If you should happen to be anywhere in the neighborhood of Sunrise Ridge and see a person wearing a pink hat or baseball cap, chances are it will be me!

A year ago, I was in San Diego, CA, visiting with my daughter, Tara, her husband John, and lovely, granddaughter Emilie. The first stop we made leaving the airport was aKrispy Kreme donut shop, where we all doned the little hats and ‘entertained’ the other customers as we selected our donuts.

It must be recorded that I was very sleep and caffeine deprived and both Tara and Emilie had to be up very early to meet my plane …

In this picture, we are trying very hard not to burst back into shrieks of laughter, we really wanted our doughnuts before we were ejected from the business.

“Something I wore?” In 60+ years, I’ve worn a lot of things…

My parents liked to dress me in cute, stylish dresses , such as the one in this photo taken by my father when I was about 18 months old.That was not very effective, as soon as I was old enough to rebel against ruffles and lace, probably 5(?) I learned that JEANS and pockets were much more to my liking and standard of living. Being the only girl  on the block among a bunch of boys, the choices were adapt or have no one to play with. When I started school, I made a girl friend, who was also a tomboy. We played with the ‘boys’. It was what we did, our younger sisters played with dolls, we, however, were known to scalp them playing cowboys.

I could run, play tackle football and climb trees with those guys and never ever miss a beat.

High school, where girls were expected to wear dresses or skirts,  was an unpleasant experience. I had then and still have NO sense of style. Can’t help it, my Gram and sister got those genes and they missed me completely! It’s a good thing our rural school did not have a prom or anything like that… Well, I would not have gone, the idea of a fancy dress and heels gives me shudders.

Those moments in the daughters lives were shunted off to other people who might have a clue. I stood around and took pictures of my lovely girls, but offered nothing in the way of suggestions.

As and adult, college did not require any remarkable clothing, and a health care career was simple scrubs. Possibly my best foray into style, since they came in all colors and many prints over the years. Pretty much what I could wear and be comfortable in.

So, here I sit, in my sweatshirt, jeans,and hiking boots. my basic ‘uniform’ these days… oh yes, I do wear hats and this is one I made recently and wear frequently.

So, there you have it. “something I wore” and something I wear now.