Monday, February 6, 2012

La Providencia


I bought a hat from a vendor from Mexico

last Saturday,

at a dirt road market,

where if I had been so inclined,

I also could have purchased a goat.

You faithful long-time readers of White Spray Paint,

  have been to that market with me before.


So this hat vendor was selling hats of varying styles.

I was drawn to this one.


You KNOW I am a sucker for a word.

I fell for La Peregrinacion in Athens , Texas at the Goodwill.


You can read about that here.

And so La Providencia has several meanings.

It can certainly refer to the Divine-

as in Divine Providence.

We all know about that. Thank goodness.

Or it can refer to the steps in a process,


it can be a ruling or decision.

That is the meaning I prefer in my hat buying.


This hat would not pass

my father’s judgment.

It’s just a little bit too cocky for that. 

His unspoken rules?

* You almost needed to qualify to wear the hat.

As in cowboy hats were worn by actual men or boys

that actually worked with cows.

*Your hat brand needed to be Stetson,


*you had a straw hat for hot months and a felt hat for dress and cold months.



Brenda Pruitt said...

Smart man. I need one of those goats to eat grass in this dreadful yard. I don't have a lawn mower.

Dixie said...

My Ricky has the same hat rules... his straw hat for summer really looks like a farmers hat, not a cowboy hat... cause all ranchers are farmers according to him... and while planting hay... you're a farmer, no matter what you call yourself!

I really like your new hat! Perfect for farming!!

Bliss said...

I agree with dad. But what would he have said if you bought the goat?


NanaDiana said...

Yep- Your Daddy and my own. My Dad wore a felt dress hat in the winter and a light/whitish Panama in the summer months. I loved seeing him in those hats. xo Diana

Deb said...

now that is a cool that photo of your Daddy...

NanaDiana said...

oh ps...I really like the one you bought. I do think you should have purchased the goat, too!;>) xo Diana

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love the picture of your Daddy in his hat! My grandfather was the proud wearer of a Stetson.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh, what a great post! Seeing that awesome photograph of your handsome father so reminds me of mine. Same thing, felt in the winter and straw in the summer. Great men! Still giggling about you buying that goat!


CHERI said...

I like the hat but that's a poor pitiful looking goat! Bless it's heart. Looks like it needs a good Mexican meal or something.

Special 'K' said...

Oh he is precious. Great Post! Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Karen said...

I love the word "Providencia". It's where I lived in Guadalajara 20 years ago with our two younger sons. All by myself with my husband living 150 miles south of there starting our farming operation. "Divine Providence"??? Who knows??
Thanks for bringing this back to me!
Ladybug Creek

Pondside said...

Handsome dad!

Theresa said...

Love the hat! Your Dad is so handsome with his hat:) Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

My Dad was not a farmer or rancher, but he did like his hats and always had one on when he left the house.
Thanks for stopping by - tried to email but it came back. DT
- short for Dollar Tree. :-D
Enjoy your day.

Linda said...

So splendid!! Love your blog.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Aren't you glad that we can wear whatever hat at whatever time! I love hats.

Ellicia said...

Love this post. So nice to know men have a rule equivalent to the old rule for women about only wearing white shoes between Memorial Day and Labor Day. In their case it's straw and felt.

Unknown said...

Cute daddy....smiles

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Wonderful post sweetie.

Ya should see the straw hat Farm Boy purchased in Mexico...I laugh at him every time he wears it in the fields.

It's truly a hoot!

God bless ya and have a fabulous day!!! ;O)

Anonymous said...

Love the hat. I have a "thing" for hats. I have many. Including one similar to yours.
I've been lurking for a while. It took a hat to bring me out of lurk mode.



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