Monday, July 27, 2009

Writing Prompt, July 27: Hats

I just read that Joseph Mitchell wore a fedora to work every day. My dad wore one too. In the summer Mitchell wore a straw fedora.

Write about summer hats.

I'm going to write about my dad and his hats and about how now at age 91 he still takes his hat off when a lady gets on an elevator. So when we ride the elevator together at his retirement home, he pulls his hat off right away, as the elevator doors open for us. Some traditions die hard. He has lost control of so much in his life but he remembers to remove his hat.

His many floppy tennis hats worn on the court, on his sailboat, and in his garden.

The straw hats he and all his Princeton classmates wore at reunions.

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