A few final photographs from my visit to my sister in Washington, D.C. last week. These include one of 'Mr. Beau,' my sister's meticulously trained and truly wonderful Doberman, another of my sister, second cousin, step-father, and yours truly on the steps of the church outside Lexington, North Carolina just after our late mother's interment service, two of me solo at the National Cathedral, and a final one of my sister and me hamming it up during a long evening walk the day before I returned to Michigan. My sister routinely walks to the cathedral, about three blocks from her place, to enjoy the grounds and gardens. The Bishop's Garden, in particular, is a place she likes to sit for quiet contemplation and internal dialogues with our late maternal grandparents and mother, very much in keeping with the Episcopal side of things. Our grandfather, who was raised Methodist, became an Episcopalian when he married our grandmother. Before you ask, I am not sure tha
Heinz-Ulrich - These ads are a delight. Please keep posting them. The "Open Road" model always makes me think of Lyndon Johnson, although in the 40s, 50s and 60s I imagine it would have been pretty standard headgear for any serious rancher or other western gent.ReplyDelete
I highly recommend hat wearing, although I don't have any Stetsons. Brooks, Lock & Co., Christys and Dobbs have provided me with most of my fedoras and trilbies. They are practical, providing protection form rain, snow and cold in the winter and, in straw, from sun in the summer. And they look much better with a coat and tie than the ubiquitous baseball cap.
Hope all continues well with you, her Ladyship and the young master.
Thank you for your kind wishes, Charlottesville. All is well here although I find myself starting to really miss my time on campus and related routine. At the very least because there isn't much reason to don either of my fedoras, or, if the weather here ever warms up, my panama hat. I'll have a look around online and see if I can dig up any vintage Christy's or Dobbs ads next.ReplyDelete