|"Who is that man in a THAT hat?"|
I've always been a hat guy. Mostly I wear baseball caps. I'm ashamed to admit it but I must have at least fifty (yes, you read that right) FIFTY baseball caps stashed away in my storage room in the basement. So what do I wear almost all of the time? I wear my work hat which says "The Inn At Canal Square." Appropriate because it is the hat I wear to work and also I like the color and feel of the hat.
|My standard "hat look" (dawn at Rehoboth Beach, DE)|
Last week, while searching through my storage room for that "special gift" for Dr. Spo at this month's Blogger-rama, I came across this wide brim hat. Hey, why not wear this? So I did. I went to work and freaked out my fellow front desk clerk co-worker Robert with my Forties style wide brim. In fact I so discombobulated (look it up) Robert that he took a picture (for posterity) with his iPhone. Robert doesn't usually take photos with his iPhone so I felt special.
|Me with a grandpa (whose hat I liked) during our 2010 Trip South|
It's a funny thing about hats and me. Both of my brothers don't wear hats. Perhaps it's because their heads are so big. Well, they do have big heads. Brother Isaac even said so. Even my cousin Bud Tipton (same age as I) said that's why he doesn't wear a hat....head's too big. I've been told I have a big head but I don't think they meant physically.
|Me with my "Tide" hat - one of my favorites which my brother John once hid from me|
I had a wonderful white cowboy hat. I don't know what happened to that hat but I do remember how successful I always was when I engaged in my Saturday night cruise at the Philly gay bars in my indiscriminate and horn dog youthful days. In fact, there were a few times I had to go back home and remove my hat because I was getting TOO MUCH attention from the guys in the bar. And they weren't all guys I wanted to meet either. I may have been tramping around in my youth, but I did have some discrimination.
|Me with my "Goofy" hat - purchased during my trip to Disneyworld in 2000|
|This is my Philadelphia Phillies hat (still have it) that I wore during their World Series celebration parade through the streets of Philadelphia in 1980|
|My Military Look - rifle range, Ft. Meade, MD 1962|
|Basic Training - Ft. Dix, NJ 1960|
|Tha'ts me on the right "Hear No Evil" Ft. Deven, Mass. 1960|
|The infamous "C" hat - still have it!|
|DHS Marching Band member Ron - 1959|
|The kid (me) graduates 1959|
|A black hat this time, little small for my head but still works - 1974|
|That "bob" is almost as big as my head - 1976|
|Halloween at the Venture Inn - Philadelphia - 1980|
Then more recently I get into hoodies, especially during these cold, windy days here in coastal Delaware.
|I personally like the "Hoodie Look" but Bill doesn't|
Speaking of Bill, he always wears a hat when he goes out or mows the lawn, much to the consternation of our neighbors. It's not something I would wear.
|Bill's "hat" - does someone want to be noticed or what?|
I searched and searched and I think this is the earliest known photo of me wearing a hat. I think this was called a "Buster Brown Hat." You can tell that from an early age I loved hats!
|Me - 1948 - Downingtown PA|