Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Edna and the Pheasant Hat

Edna always believed herself to be the fashion queen of Jericho. She was always up to date on what was hot in NY & had to be the first in Jericho to have it.

One day Edna saw an ad in the NY Times:


Edna placed her order, the kit arrived, and Edna made her hat. Daddy laughed so hard when he saw it that Edna got as mad as an old wet hen. Daddy said he hoped there were no pheasant hunters in town.

Edna made me go for a walk with her so she could show off the hat. We happened by Richmond Farm & saw Stanley's great-grandpa sitting on the porch. He was near blind as a bat.

As we passed by, he let out a yelp and grabbed his shotgun. He shot those pheasant feathers clean into smithereens. I had never seen Edna as mad as she was that day.

I suppose you think Edna lit into old man Richmond & called him everything but his name. No. Edna lifted her head and high-stepped it home without saying a word.

When we got home, though, and Edna told Daddy what had happened, Daddy got up, put on his hat, and left the house without a word. We never did hear exactly what happened but I do know there was talk in Bailey's that old man Richmond never picked up another gun as long as he lived.

Daddy looked after us girls.


terocious said...

May he rest in peace.

-Cousin T

chilly said...

ummm, WOW! ;)

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Lidian said...

Oh my stars! That is brilliant stuff - that ad! LOL

Love it!

Marlaine said...

Your post made me laugh because my father actually brought my mother and I pheasant feather hats from a hunting trip he'd been on. Apparently a farmer's wife made these hats. This would be some where around 1960.

Lux said...

That's so funny! :)

Dreaming In Colors said...

This is one of your best entries. Funny as hell but sweet too about your Daddy.

This blog makes my day EVERY day.

Margie and Edna said...

Thank you Tero.

Thanks chilly. We'll be posting the award soon.

lidian,thank you for saying so.

mariane, that's hilarious!

Lux, many thanks,

dreaming, thank you for the compliment. We are very happy that you enjoy the ousts here.

Christy DeKoning said...

I was giggling all the way through this, but I have to admit I was hoping for a photo of the infamous hat at the end!

Margie and Edna said...

Margie: Christy, if I had tried to make a picture of what was left on top of Edna's head, she'd have left me in the ditch looking like a plucked pheasant!

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