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SoCS – Tipping the Scale

It is now April and Linda has presented another challenge for our stream of consciousness writing this morning. This is where you throw out the planning and just let the words flow. If you are curious what SoCS is all about, check out Linda’s post for all the details. Join the fun while you are there.

Today’s prompt is as follows:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “tip.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!

Something has really tipped the scales this week. I am a bit off balance. A to Z is no joke for those of us who write off the cuff. It’s not the writing, but keeping up with the generous responses while trying to read other posts and dive into the blog hop itself. Kt is great fun, though! Whew! Let me take my hat off and rest a minute.

Speaking of hats, my grandfather always wore a hat. He was quite dapper and would always tip his hat to a lady. Here’s a southern grandmother survival tip.  In the south, a man with manners never wears his hat or cap in the house else you may feel the wrath of said grandmother. Why did men quit wearing hats? I think fashion for men never comes around full circle like it does for women.

When discussing tips at a restaurant, my dad would wise crack – “Here’s a tip for you – stay off the streets at night” – intended for no person in particular, but simply to get a reaction. My dad was a character at times.

I you remember when Tiny Tim married Miss Vicki on the Tonight Show? I thought of that because of his hit “Tiptoe Through the Tulips”. He was an interesting individual but don’t look him up unless you want to go down a very deep rabbit hole. That’s my tip for the day!


20 thoughts on “SoCS – Tipping the Scale”

  1. I got my first ‘grown-up’ hat for my 70th birthday last month. It is a straw fedora to keep the sun off of my head this summer. I will certainly be ‘tipping’ it to those I pass by when walking. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. I found a biography someone had written that contained snippets from his diary. He was an unusual individual.


  2. I often wear some kind of cap or hat, but generally not one I could tip to a lady. I do remember Tiny Tim and watching the wedding.

    Nice job on the prompt, Maggie.

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    1. Thanks, Dan. I love seeing a man in a hat. Maybe it is my love of old Hollywood movies, or always seeing my grandfather (whom I loved dearly) in a hat, I’m not sure. The hat making industry is so interesting.

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