Today's Wonder of the World is...the Hat!
Ever since Aretha sang last week, people have been all aflutter about her hat. Everybody wants to try it on. (Need proof? Look here!)
Perhaps it's a symptom of a great need rising up in this country. A need for change in the headwear department! America needs hats!
Or maybe not. But it's fun to think about it.
Back in our French life I used to drool over the elegant chapeaus on display in the store windows of the local millinery, but I'd wonder about how it stayed in business. When do they ever wear these pretty things?
Then I learned about French weddings.
Oh the beautiful hats!
Take, for example, the wedding of my dear friend Francois and his lovely bride Virginie... (and yes, French accent police, I know that c needs a cedilla. Send me a bill.)
I couldn't go, but my parents took pictures.
The wedding was beautiful of course! (How could it not be with such a gorgeous couple?!)
And the hats? Marvelous!
See what I mean? Elegant hats abound!
I love that one!
I've never ever worn a hat to church or to anything fancy. I tried a few on ages ago, but I just felt silly.
Do you ever wear one?
Would you, if you had the chance?
We're not a hat wearing family, although as I write this I'm reminded that Ben spent the entire weekend wearing this crazy furry winter hat because he got his hair buzzed so short that his poor little head was cold. Tanner the Slobber Dog spent the whole weekend trying to sneak up on it, thinking the hat was some kind of rodent attacking Ben's head.
Anyway, I asked my boys at dinner to help me make a list of characters from books or film known for wearing a hat. It was a fun game. Here's the short list we came up with.
Flickr photo by Rather Salty
All those witches and wizards at Hogwarts.
Flickr photo by Nebulosus Severine ? CM Pauluh
This old favorite of ours...
And another old favorite, The Cat in the Hat!
Flickr photo by Boska
Whoops! That's not exactly the image I was going for, although that photo cracks me up. Smile, lady in red! You're surrounded by cats wearing hats!
Here we go.
Flickr photo by Sparks68
There, that's better.
I'm also adding Scarlett to the list.
Flickr photo by Moncrief Speaks
She wasn't exactly known for her hats, but frankly, my dear...I hope you have a wonder-full Wednesday!
Before you scoot, tell me which hat loving characters I've left off the list!
And while we're in cat in the hat mode, would you, could you wear a hat?
While you're thinking on that one, watch this favorite scene of mine (I don't really know why I love it so much except that the song is infectious) from Singing In the Rain! Love those shower cap hats!