My Mother always wore a hat when she went out of the house. Sometimes she even designed and made her own. Maybe as a child my always seeing her look so beautiful in hats…she has passed on her love of hats to me.
The reality is that I grew up in a generation where both women and men wore hats. I even got a new Easter bonnet every year to top off my new outfit. I think that hats were always a part of my dress up life way into the sixties when bouffant hair and French twist hair made it impossible to wear a hat without ruining your hairdo.
My father used to wear a top hat on formal occasions. (Imagine that!) He wore a smart Fedora or Homburg; 1940s men were nothing without a hat. Popular men’s 1940s hats were the Fedora, Trilby, Homburg. A Chesterfield coat, suit and shoes were always finished off with a hat whenever my father left the house.
Honestly, I really miss those days of hats, but in spite of the rest of the world and trends, I still wear hats. What can I say, I just love hats!
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Sandra … so missing the days of hats n heels … overheels due to my new (expecting only temporary) infirmity …lol …but hats to church and ladies functions , long gone … my father seldom left home hatless until the mid 60s when they all but disappeared then he just wasn’t the ball cap type … but he did still have his dark hair ( ; … have enjoyed your hat show and your past fashion shows immensely! … great look and your style not only becomes you but you carry yourself beautifully … a very important aspect of growing older and better is always standing tall and maintaining good posture … love your postings on park visits and surrounding scenic tours … I was born in Miami (my mother and family arrived from Atlanta when she was beginning 2ed grade and she and my father didn’t leave until I was about year old ) and until my grandfather’s passing often visited there … he was a bookkeeper for some of the hotels of yore so this becomes quite nostalgic for me … can almost smell that ocean air and all the green vegetation with those tropical trees everywhere bringing back connections from long ago times … thanks for the tender memory … As a huge music enthusiast (all) am enamored of the lively upbeat lead in tune … it’s very particular rhythm and sound is marvelous w/a touch of the gypsy or Hungarian folk movement … concerned that you might melt away during the summer’s, high temps tho ‘ the heat and unusually late and excessive rains are creating more indoor activity … Will ck out your recommended 8 u tubes for further learning and pleasure however you will remain no. ONE … what a pleasure to have found you quite by accident … a model and a princess leading the way ! ! …Had preveousley seen others but they hadn’t captured me … take care you three … man, woman and dear puppy … thank goodness for air conditioning and especially evening breezes … ❤
As always, thank you, Jan. What an interesting connection to Miami. Thank you for sharing. This is the first time we have been here so late in the summer and it is truly hot as you said. We are leaving in a few days to travel and won’t be back until the fall.
I am pleased to hear you are on the mend and soon will be back in heels again and dancing swing! I have always loved hats as you know. I love hearing from you and hope you have a wonderful summer. Warm wishes your way. Sandra
As you travel and visit with your children this summer your promised videos will be anticipated as you share this special family time , new ideas and life in the big city , on the farm and amidst the music … have a loving ,happy exciting trip … was the music I mentioned from Tonic ? … Know that most of these wonderful sounds are Emerson Hart … safe carefree journey ! ! !
Thank you, Jan. I can’t wait to see my children and grandchildren. The visits will be spread out in a two month period. The background music is a version of swing music that I licensed especially for my Saturdays With Sandra videos. Have a wonderful week. Sandra