Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Because They Fit
"Why do you always wear a hat?" " 'Cause it fits my head." (Robert Redford, in "The Horse Whisperer")
During a recent visit with my parents, mom commented about how I have always loved hats... to the point of having to wear one when I took a bath as a young sprout.
Tammy was visibly relieved I had outgrown that trait (the hat in the bath, not the bath).
"My Mama says that alligators are ornery because they got all them teeth and no toothbrush"
If the immortal words of sage Bobby Boucher are valid, then perhaps the inverse is true. Perhaps I am so happy because I have all these hats and only one head.
I didn't start out to own all these chapeaus. But over time...well it just happened.
My latest purchase is a practical one, intended to keep me cool and protected from the sun on my regular fly fishing forays. Tammy says it looks dashing...perfect for the country gentleman and outdoor writer wanna be. Behold the Tilley Endurable TM10...
So, gentle reader, throw off the bonds of boring life, go get yourself a Resistol, Stetson, or Tilley and two-step away your blahs. You can thank me later.