Sunday, March 8, 2009

The hat lady

Today is the 124th birthday of my great grandmother, Ida Lundy Wilson. She was born Idle Day Lundy but changed her first name when she was an adult so she would no longer be a reminder of her folks fooling around.

Grandma Ida was famous for her hats. I never knew her since she died a few months after I was born. Looking through her old photos though I found dozens of pictures of her in all kinds of hats. Church hats, fancy ones with feathers, work hats and many strange ones. She must have had a room full of them.

My cousin Juanita Vaughan told me what she remembered most about her was the collection of hats and her playing music on a small organ in the family room. I think she must have loved having her picture taken also!

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