|Tabitha models her lovely white straw hat with pink ribbon.|
Today is National Straw Hat Day - the day when you put your felt hats away and take out you cool and comfy straw hats for the summer season.
None of us are real big on wearing clothes, props or hats so Mom did her best to dress us in straw hats. Tabitha and Lily were willing to cooperate but Two Spot just hid under his hat!
|Lovely Lily tries out her "Come hither look".|
Ever wonder how certain hat sayings came into being - well here are the origins of some:
Hold On To Your Hat(s)
warning that some excitement or danger is imminent. When riding
horseback or in an open-air early automobile, the exclamation 'hold on
to your hat' when the horse broke into a gallop or the car took-off was
|Two Spot hides under his!|
Mad As A Hatter
go mad. Hat-makers use to inhale fumes from the mercury that was part
of the process of making felt hats. Not recognizing the violent
twitching and derangement as symptoms of a brain disorder, people made
fun of affected hat-makers, often treating them as drunkards. In the
U.S., the condition was called the 'Danbury Shakes,' as Danbury,
Connecticut was a hat-making center. Mercury is no longer used in the
felting process and hat-making is safe.
At the Drop of a Hat
Dropping a hat, can be a way in which a race can start, instead of a
starting gun for example. Also, a hat is an apparel item that can easily
become dislodged from its wearer. Anyone who wears hats regularly has
experienced the quickness by which a hat can fly off your head.
Bee In Your Bonnet
indication of agitation or an idea that you cannot let go of and just
have to express. (A real bee in one's bonnet certainly precipitates
expression.) (from the Hat Trivia page)
So grab a straw hat and have a great day today!
P.S. Mom apologizes for not getting by to visit - she has been sick
since Straw Hat Day. Hopefully tomorrow she will feel up to blogging.