His Hats

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! https://www.quaintrevival.com Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “hat.” Use it literally or metaphorically. Have fun!

He loved hats. Didn’t matter what kind. Male, female, baseball, frilly, top hats, floppy hats, black hats, purple hats. If we went into any establishment that had hats for sale or even on display, he just had to try them on. All of them!

Imagine being in a hurry at the gas station, running late for some event or another and he spies a rack of cowboy hats mixed with baseball hats at the register, along with a ladies sun hat or two. It didn’t matter if they fit or not, he had to try them on. Every single one!

I tried to be diligent to due financial restrictions and of course, the old “you don’t get everything you ask for or want adage,” but I’ll admit at Christmas and on his birthday, he was loaded up with hats.

Even before Captain Jack Sparrow hit the movie screen, his favorite was his authentic pirate hat, a true tricorn purchased somewhere for some exorbitant amount I can not even remember. If he wasn’t wearing it, he was carrying it with him wherever he went.

Then came kindergarten and hats were not allowed, period. No hats of any kind, not ever, not even on casual day. Things did not go well for a very long time, until I let him carry or wear it in the car on the way to school. Then he had to take it off and put it in the front seat with me, so I wouldn’t be lonely and miss him while he was
gone.

When he emerged from class, the first thing he went for was his pirate hat, before he even said hello to me. I wish I had that pirate hat now. I miss him.

8 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    Aww, such a heartwarming story

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  2. Thank you Sadje! ❤️🙏❤️

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    1. willowdot21 says:

      I do love this story it reminds me a great deal of my eldest son, he saw everything in a slightly different hue to everyone else. Yes your story touched me, may I ask do you miss him because he grew up or is he no longer alive . A beautiful post.
      💜💜💜💜🥺

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      1. Thank you Willow. He grew up and for reasons I do not understand, we are estranged. He’s now 31 and got married two weeks ago … in what I’m told was a beautiful wedding. I miss him dearly. I have the feeling that you lost a son? ❤️

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      2. willowdot21 says:

        I am so sorry to hear you lost your lad this way…it’s harder than death isn’t it. I lost touch with my youngest and his wife and children I didn’t understand why. We have finally mended some fences and things are better. The other two lads are fine …. It was girls I lost but they never lived . I hope you didn’t mind my asking but your words touched my heart. I hope you can both find a way back .💜

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      3. Very glad you asked and happy you did. So sorry for your loss and joyful that you and your son are on the road to a better understanding and love. ❤️

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      4. willowdot21 says:

        Yes never give in , never give up 💜

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