Hat Parade on the Hill

I’ve become like those obnoxious gossip columnists who pat themselves on the back every time they get something right. Forewarned is forearmed, right?

O.K., President Obama didn’t sport a topper and neither did Mrs. Obama, but nearly every one of the million people who gathered in Washington D.C. today for the Inauguration was wearing a hat.

Last year, I made a bold forecast of a millinery revival in 2009.

Back in August, I also predicted extremely cold weather this winter after Pluto moved into Capricorn. Well, most of the Northeast and the Midwest has been in a deep freeze, and guess what? Folks are wearing hats!

My nomination for the best hat on the Hill today goes to Aretha Franklin, who sang God Bless America. Hallelujah for hats, I say!

Here’s a photo of Aretha in her hat, courtesy of http://www.nola.com, and a nice one of Ted Kennedy, courtesy of AFP.


4 comments on “Hat Parade on the Hill

  1. Go ahead and toot your own horn. You deserve it. And though I thought Aretha’s hat was borderline ridiculous, it was also borderline fabulous, so let’s split the difference and call it The Major Hat of the Inauguration. By the way, did you intuit that Kennedy wasn’t going to make it through lunch when you put that picture up or was it total coincidence?

  2. No, I had no idea Teddy was heading for the emergency room. But I do know that people who are very sick can will themselves to make it through special occasions.

  3. You missed your best one, which was the call on the stock market tanking, even going to the extent or rec’ing that you’d take your money out on any rebound. That was timely.

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