Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Vania — Kansas

Vania is my pretty friend. Her mom is also my pretty friend. I've known them both for quite a few years. They are part of our church family and Vania has been waiting patiently for me to take her picture and post it here. 

They stopped by the house recently and what an opportunity! She posed for 20 minutes while I ran the bill up on my camera. I let her pick the picture she thinks is best. It was the first one we took. This is it. 
She wants to go to rock concerts. I think she should be a model.
Ain’t she a pretty one -- wearing my hat. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Kerry--Lindsey's Mom

You may remember my last hat picture post of Lindsey in her white cowboy hat.(Scroll down a little.)

This is Lindsey’s mom, Kerry. Here she is dressed up for Halloween in the only Edgar Allen Poe hat you’ll probably ever see. She gave me permission to take this off FB and publish it here. So I did. It reminds me of one of those cameo pendants.

Kerry is remarkably talented. She's a designer and an artist (see the photo of Lindsey’s eye) of the highest degree.

She’s also a friendly, happy greeter at our church with an easy smile and a twinkling eye.

(A funny thing happened at church yesterday. As a greeter, Kerry had to wait a few minutes after the service began before entering the sanctuary. She usually quietly slips into a back row. But the place was pretty crowded. She finally found a row that was as close to the back as she could get: the front row!)

Stop by our church sometime. Sorry, but she probably won’t be wearing this hat.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Lindsey and Me--Missouri

Lindsey and I attend the same church. Her mom is a greeter there and you might see them both when you come to visit.
A couple of years ago, Lindsey took a liking to my white hat. “I like your hat,” she said one Sunday, kinda cute-like.
“Wanna try it on?” I asked. “It’s kinda dirty.”
“That’s okay,” she said with her head cocked just sideways enough to be kinda cute-like again.
“Here you go,” I said and let her put it on. It was too big on her head, but she didn’t mind. She whirled around to show her mom. The hat didn't turn. Lindsey adjusted it. Mom just stood there smiling, kinda mom-like. I felt like I was about to lose a hat to one of my friends.
“Let me take it home and clean it up, and then I’ll bring it back and give it to you next week.”
“It’s okay,” she told me kinda sing-song like. “I really like this hat.” 
Her mom will tell you that I was undone. I haven’t seen that hat for two years.
Until this past Sunday. We snared our professional photographer who took this great picture of us. 

Her mom, a professional artist and designer drew the butterfly on Lindsey’s eye. I included this pic, too, so you can see what happens when Lindsey smiles. She lights up everyone and everything around her.
It's good to have friends like Lindsey. Ain't she purty-like?

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Amazing Gracie 'n' Me -- Kansas

Amazing Gracie wears Cowboy--er, I mean Cowgirl hats. Last Sunday, she and I made a date to meet at our church's "Trunk 'r' Treat" night. She found me soon enough and then we found a professional photographer to take several pics of us.  We like this spontaneous one best. What do you think?

Then I took this picture of Gracie's inspirational Strawberry Blond Hair. I'll always like this picture. And if you'd like to stop by our church some Sunday, I'll introduce you all.

Amazing Gracie. How sweet is this girl?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It's Me -- Arizona

My brother recently gave me a box of old family photos. He apparently had no need for them. I sure did. Here are two of them.
On the back of the left hand picture, my mom wrote "Christmas 1946. Paul Nichols. 1122-7th St. Douglas, Ariz. 3 1/2 yrs." The trouble with my mother's information is that I'm standing in front of 1123-7th Street. Oh, well.
I'm shown wearing my Christmas gift--a full-fledged cowboy outfit, complete with chaps, pistol and holster, vest and My First Cowboy Hat! 
If I remember correctly, I was walking my beat, protecting the neighborhood from evil villains with ornery intent.

Sunday, October 6, 2013



 It's always good to get blogs restarted. And who better to restart People Who Wear Hats than with two of Alabama's finest. Jennifer, in the straw fedora, and her daughter were waiting for donuts the other night. (Do they really need to get any sweeter?) They apparently didn't have anything else to do, so they played with their cell phone camera. Ta-da.

Jennifer is an artist. She can take a string and create geniusy stuff. Flower art? No problem. Wall art? Yes, yes, yes! Creative photo art. Even hat art!

Her oldest daughter is a college student: her school's marching band drum major and has appeared in this blog before.

Next time you're traveling through Alabama, stop by. Tell 'em I sent you. You might get some cookie art.