Friday, September 22, 2017

Sad hat

When I got ready to cut the grass today, I looked for my lawnboy hat. I hang it on the top-right hook of the hat tree just inside our front door. Yet today it wasn't there. Hmmmm. My mind went on a journey.

The hat is much too big for Jilda and the dogs rarely wear hats so I felt sure the only clues available to solve the hat mystery was buried somewhere deep in the gnarly folds of my brain.

As I began to concentrate on where the hat could be it seemed like the light dimmed.  
For an instant, I thought that old age had robbed me of the ability to think and see at the same time. But then I realize I'd closed my eyes. 

After that confusion cleared, I remembered wearing the hat earlier in the week. I'd cut the grass around the barn. I'd also used the weedeater down there and I'd taken a break sitting on the edge of the front porch. I do that occasionally. It's a good place to contemplate about life, love, and what not. 

Today, when I walked down there, the hat was waiting patiently on the edge of the porch. It looked a little disappointed that I'd returned so soon.


  1. No doubt your hat was also contemplating life, love and what-not.

  2. I can not imagine you cutting the grass without that hat.

  3. Lights dimming, closing eyes...Oh my I got a good laugh out of that one. Glad your hat was waiting right where you left it...

  4. That hat looks exactly like the one I wear when working outside, same color too.

    I like the picture of the hat sitting on the porch, that would look good in a frame.

    1. Anonymous1:05 PM

      I agree. that's a great picture!!

  5. I do the same thing with my garden tools. Old age is setting in... I keep loosing my pruning shears even when I had them in my hand a minute ago.
    I'm glad you found your hat.
    Hugs, Julia

  6. I love this post.
    What is that photo effect? So cool!

  7. Such a thought-provoking picture.

  8. Great post. You remembered where your hat might be much sooner than I would have.


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