Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mother Wore a Cowboy Hat

Mother Wore a Cowboy Hat by Tedi Tuttle Wixom March 10, 2012

Over the years my mother wore various types of hats.
Her mother designed and made fancy ladies’ hats
Mother’s favorite headgear was a regular cowboy hat
And she possessed several of those amazing hats:
Beige felt, yellow straw, and an awesome white cowboy hat.
These three were dressy with a feather, for work, and everyday hats

In the summer she wore a wide-brimmed straw hat,
One that sported a pink ribbon around-the-base of her hat.
It was for when she puttered-in-her-garden-type of hat.
She would wear a colorful scarf when she wasn’t wearing a hat.
And when acting as umpire of women’s softball she didn’t wear a hat;
She put on her sporty baseball cap for that.
She also wore a baseball cap to go fishing and not a regular hat.
She fashioned out of chenille and silk flowers, dressy women’s hats.
She would wear one of these for Easter as a church-going hat.
She sometimes wore for dress up, a hot pink with a feather-in-it hat

Mother always seemed to enjoy wearing various types of hats
As an artist going painting in the outdoors she wore a painter’s hat
When she drove to town to shop she wore her go-to-market hat
And when she branded cows, she wore her old working cowboy hat.
Which brings me full circle of the favorites of Mother’s hats
She thoroughly enjoyed wearing her beige felt, cowboy hat.