Sometimes the only cap in the room – The Oxford Eagle

Sometimes the only cap in the room – The Oxford Eagle

Sometimes the only cap in the room

Published January 15, 2023 10:00 am

By Harold Brummet
Denmark’s Star Route

In Toccopola there is a small gas station and a restaurant called Toccopola Grocery. There is a pump that does not sell ethanol well
for chain saws, weed cutters and lawn mowers.

The food is southern country fare that comforts those with deep roots in the area for a living. In the morning
Customers are farmers, pensioners, craftsmen who stop by for a biscuit on the way to work – most of them with hats. Lots
hot coffee.

There are such places in Abbeville, Harmontown, Philadelphia, Paris and Taylor. People gather and most, if not all, wear a cap.
Caps are not worn as a political statement, but as a necessity. Bright sun, sweaty brows and a receding hairline make the hat special
something essential for working people.

The caps reflect the personality or preferences of the wearer. Logos on the front, tractor brands of all kinds, feed and seeds
Stores both local and national. A few motorcycles, a few local high schools, a few brands of cars – not yet seen an EV logo on one
Cap. Patch caps are all the rage now, reminiscent of the 1950s and 60s.

These are caps that have a logo patch sewn on the front instead of embroidery or screen printing. This is working man fashion. These caps have sweat stains and the favorites are tattered and only keep their shape on the head.

Hats are left in the car when they go to church to put on on the way home. Caps are both practical and indicative of the
personality of the wearer. People may not notice the person, but everyone notices the cap.

Those who don’t wear hats are usually city folk, lawyers, elite (or wannabe), upper class, or people who think they are. if
An elite wears a cap, it is usually stiff and new, no sweat or grease on these caps.

The message that was trying to send is: I am one of you, vote for me. The smiles of the elite are as stiff as the edge of the new
Cap they wear and as sincere as the logo screen-printed on the front.

If you see a man in a cap, look at his hands – chapped, nails trimmed short, hands that have been holding babies and
guided hammers. A man in a worn cap knows how to change the oil or repack a wheel bearing. The man with the hat is him
one who drew calves and plowed a straight row.

The man in the hat has too many children to take care of but not too many to love. The man in the hat has a dog lying to his
Feet and a woman lying by his side after a long hard day to cover necessities when he doesn’t want to.

Be the man in the hat – the greasy and sweat-stained the hat, the better.

The elites will be looking for your vote this season. You’ll see her on TV or in person, mostly bareheaded and smooth
in all possible ways. Show who you are, wear the damn hat.

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