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He Had a Hat
by Gene Williamson

Saturday, May 17, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A guy can never have too many hats.


At the South Jersey seashore I
am racing the March wind for my hat,
a tan corduroy hat with a narrow brim
and a green band with a red feather in it.
I call it my Rex Harrison hat:
I like the way it strikes that haughty Henry
Higgins Pygmalion swagger and attitude.
I also have one of those wide brim felt
Indiana Jones hats,
and a suede cap
with a silk lining and a stiff brim I brace
on my lovable nose, the kind
the country club set wear,
and my official Cincinnati Reds cap
just like hall-of-famer Johnny Bench’s,
and a burgundy and gold wool stocking
cap that says Hail to the Redskins on it,
and my weathered white sailor cap
that saw me through the big war.
But none can measure up in my affections
to the rumpled Rex Harrison hat
which at this moment is sailing out to sea.

© Gene Williamson

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Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 5/27/2008
I love hats too and I think a lady can neverhave too many hats. I definitely love a man who likes hats, it does bring out something in him, in me. lol
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 5/20/2008
I love it...sitting here with a smile on my face as I imagine you chasing your hat in the wind. I'm curious...were you able to catch it before it blew into the wind?
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/19/2008
great down to earth poetic hat versing Gene, I love hats also, I've got baseball caps, raven fan, brims, bat masterson derbies, u name it I love hats
Reviewed by Debra Kraft 5/17/2008
Your writing is never old hat. Old hats come and go but words are forever. ...And the cliches keep clicking in my brain but I shall abstain from cackling again...

<ahem> Seriously, though, I enjoyed the read! ;-)
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 5/17/2008
My husband's favorite was the Rex Harrison hat, 'tho a brown plaid...with a red feather! I still have it, and jauntingly wear it from time to time :o) It's a shame hats went out of "style" for women; I had many when I was younger, and loved 'em.
What a delightful ode to your hats, Gene. Ya gotta find a replacement, methinks!!
Blessings and Love ~~ Micke
Reviewed by stan nassano 5/17/2008
yea and they make sense for a safety/health reason... ,speaking as person
that had a 2.2 mm melonama on the crown of my head ,,,was st.3
sun is good to much...not so good........nice write....
i tip my hat to you sir,
Reviewed by Bonnie May 5/17/2008
What a joyful write Gene, it was so much fun reading. Great work my friend. Love, Bonnie

Did you ever retrieve your beloved hat?

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