Project - So Many Hats
posted 09/03/09 at 01:14 PM
Journaling is: There’s no hat on my dad in this picture but I can’t think of anyone that has been in my life that wore more hats than he did.
The hat he was the proudest of was the one he wore in the army and he carried the fact that he served proudly all his life. He became a lifetime member of the American Legion, and the VFW and when he passed away it was those gentlemen that came to the funeral home in their hats and proudly said farewell to a lifelong friend of theirs.
He wore the hat of a chef in the army and for years afterward, his love of cooking was something that both my brother and I got from him.
Fishing hats, I remember waiting for him to come home from work so I could see if he would take me fishing in the evening.
Refrigerator repairman and state highway worker were a few more of them that I remember through the years.
It was the fact that he was an only child that I think made him so versatile in his life, he could hunt, fish, sew, garden, cook, bake, can and freeze the fresh garden produce, do counted cross stitch and knit.
I’m really glad that I was raised in a traditional household but with a father that broke and crossed the gender role line.
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