IN MY OPINION
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IN MY EASTER BONNET
9 April 2007
(this is a recreation of the original because somebody stupid, who shall remain nameless, but her initials are B.A.S. saved the April 10 entry with the April 9 name and I lost the whole damn thing! Fortunately it was short)
My sister-in-law always hosts our family Easter dinner and does a fantastic job. The house is always beautifully decorated, there are lots and lots of people, the food is delicious and she makes certain that everyone has a great time.
This year she got a bee in her bonnet that, because it was Easter, everyone should come wearing hats.
Now, hats and I don't get along well, as I proved in an entry early in the history of this journal.
So I promptly forgot about the whole hat thing. In fact, I forgot a lot of stuff. I was taking my mother's car back to leave with her and the two of us were going to meet Walt at his brother's house. I stopped at the carwash to get the car removed of bird poop yet again and as I left the car wash, discovered I'd left the digital memory cards for the camera at home, so I called Walt to ask him to bring them. Then I went to plug in the iPod to listen to a podcast on the ride down and realized I'd left my iPod on my desk. I called Walt to ask him to bring that too because we were going to listen to the latest Says You on the ride home...except that when I plugged in the iPod for the return trip, I discovered that I'd forgotten to load it onto my iPod after all.
However, blissfully unaware of that fact, I drove to my mother's and we got to the in-laws' a little late, when the house was filled with hat-wearing people. But not to fear, my sister-in-law had provided a plethora of hats for people who hadn't thought to bring one.
Ned came wearing a World War I helmut that belonged to his grandfather.
My father had a whole box of crazy hats that he used to entertain guests with, and Ned inherited them on his grandfather's death.
My mother found a nice spider hat to try on (though she ultimately settled for a different hat).
Walt wore a bowler hat that he had worn in a Davis Comic Opera company production of Patience, in which he played the non-singing, non-speaking role of the Solicitor.
Ned and Marta played around with different looks.
Our hostess and her sister wore more stylish hats.
My problem with hats is that I have this very large head and even the largest "one size fits all" hat rarely fits me. It's why I never got to wear one of those wide-brimmed "Gone with the Wind" type bonnets I coveted when I was a kid. I didn't feel quite as bad when I learned that Oprah Winfrey also has such a big head that she has to have her hats specially made for her.
I tried on several of the provided hats and finally found one that would actually stay on my head...but I think it's a fairly good bet that I will not be having any hats specially made for me in the future!
PHOTO OF THE DAY
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