My Lucky Blue Hat

Just Good Stuff | Posted by Jannie on 19 November 2010 @ 5:55 AM 39 Comments


My lucky blue hat. My lucky blue hat.

I feared I might have lost it.

But I found it on the dryer yesterday.

So glad me or nobody’d tossed it.

I bought it maybe 12 years ago.

Can’t remember what it costed.

Probably about $19.99, which at

50 cents each, would buy me 39.98

delicious (untaxed) donuts, frosted.


Well, holy cow!  It’s Friday.

And that deep offering is a Friday Flash Fiction in 55 words.

For whom?

For YOUM — Mr G-Man!

FFF55s are FUN!! Post one and G-Man will pop over and comment and book, (whatever book means.)

Please note — NO FFF55 next week.



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  • 1

    On 19 November 2010 at 6:20 am

    G-Man said, 

    You are such a sweet, beautiful, vibrant human being.
    You spread Joy and smiles wherever you go.
    Thank You so much for all of your Love and support for My Friday Funfest.
    Loved your 55.
    Love MY Badge.
    Love your Blue Hat
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End…G

  • 2

    On 19 November 2010 at 6:22 am

    G-Man said, 

    The YAHTZEE!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank You Ms 5:55

  • 3

    On 19 November 2010 at 6:41 am

    jerry said, 

    I gotta get me a blue hat!
    .-= jerry´s last blog ..Oh- I SeeFriday Flash 55 =-.

  • 4

    On 19 November 2010 at 6:48 am

    Lynn said, 

    That hat looks good on you – I’m glad you found it. Having a lucky hat is good thing. (I don’t wear hats because of my big curly hair – it makes me have bad hat hair when I wear hats.) :) xoxoxo

  • 5

    On 19 November 2010 at 7:01 am

    Betsy Wuebker said, 

    Love the hat on you! It looks really fab. Wish I could wear them, but I always look like a dweeb. Have a great weekend!
    .-= Betsy Wuebker´s last blog ..Adventures in Customer Service- Micro Center =-.

  • 6

    On 19 November 2010 at 9:21 am

    Talon said, 

    Glad the lucky blue hat is safe ‘n sound, Jannie! xx
    .-= Talon´s last blog ..Gems =-.

  • 7

    On 19 November 2010 at 10:05 am

    desk49 said, 

    Wow Jannie you found it in the dryer after 12 years.
    It should be dry by now. Is it still blue?
    Are Donuts $.50 each where you are?

    A glass of wine
    A box of donut holes
    Setting in a tree
    Just your sweetie and thee

  • 8

    On 19 November 2010 at 10:49 am

    Jeanne said, 


    You crack me up. 😉 Have an awesome weekend!


    P.S. Speaking of blue, I am lucky to have a true blue friend like you. I would have been blue if your hat hadn’t found you (or, you know, vice-versa). 😉

  • 9

    On 19 November 2010 at 11:24 am

    Jannie said, 

    Hey, G-Man, you sell that Impala yet? Thanks for your sweet words. I LOVE the FFF55s. Am hooked now. Hope you have a great weekend too!!

    Jerry — it will CHANGE your life, I swear!! :) Oh, and for the better.

    Thanks, Lynn, I do like it a lot, and I’ll do a post how the brim comes down for my cloche look, and another way of wearing it that makes me look like a spy! Wish I had your full curly hair, but the hat gets me through days when it looks extra flat. :)

    Hey, Betsy, thanks. With this weird shaped head of mine, once I found a goodly shaped hat I knew I’d never be a dweeb again. :) Adventure in customer service, eh? That sounds intriguing.

    Talon!! I KNOW — my life is sweet and complete now!! A hat like that is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. :)

    Hey, Ellis — it was under some clothes awaiting folding on top of the dryer. But I notice on the tag I can hand wash it and air dry, which I plan to do. Yes, still blue. Bathroom lighting a bit dark in these. And antique mirror with crazed glass not so reavealing. I’ll get some sunshine shots for you guys! Wear it when I sprint up my tree. Yes, donuts .50 in bulk boxes at Randalls sometimes!

    Jeanne, I was at the nadir of blue thinking my hat was somewhere and sad without me. Dontcha just love the bottom left pic best?? :) You have a great one too.


  • 10

    On 19 November 2010 at 11:34 am

    Jeanne said, 


    Yes, the bottom left one is especially… um… interesting. lol


  • 11

    On 19 November 2010 at 11:45 am

    Eric Alder said, 

    You’re such a goofball – love it!
    .-= Eric Alder´s last blog ..Rock ‘n Roll Fridays- Stevie Wonder =-.

  • 12

    On 19 November 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Glenn Buttkus said, 

    You are truly a hat person,
    that pink John Deere one,
    the cowgirl one, this blue one,
    the one with the sequins,
    the one with the feathers,
    the big straw one,
    the French leather one,
    the five different colored berets,
    the bike helmet, the motorcycle
    one, the WWII steel helmet,
    the Beanie & Cecil hat, still
    adorned with the propeller,
    the ten wool caps,
    the Jannie Cooks It Chef hat,
    the Mrs. Santa hat,
    the elven princess hat,
    the two derbys,
    the five sports ball caps,
    the Star Trooper hat,
    and the pink one with
    the long floppy ears.

    You are a goofball; kind of
    remind me of Lucille Ball,
    knock you down beautiful
    when she wanted to be,
    and an unabashed mugger
    the rest of the time.

    I can just see that moment
    when Big Jim comes home,
    looks around, and says,
    “Jannie! You got some
    splaining to do!”
    .-= Glenn Buttkus´s last blog ..Love Beats Hate =-.

  • 13

    On 19 November 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Patricia said, 

    Oh I love to wear hats and wish they would make a return – better for our skin for sure if they did. I always wear a baseball hat when walking it keeps the glasses dry and the sun off my face!

    When I was working in South Korea years and years ago, everyone wore hats…they said because of their black hair and skin cancer….I think they must not still wear hats because skin cancer is really going upwards in that country…

    Fun pictures Thanks
    Yep no 55 next week…and I think I will not post on Thursday either….or something simple…

  • 14

    On 19 November 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Claudia said, 

    you always make me smile..glad nobody’s thrown your lucky blue hat away…we would’ve missed out on some fun pics…smiles

  • 15

    On 19 November 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Jennifer Susannah Devore said, 

    As a hat girl myself, mostly drawn to a cloche, a 1920s/Bonnie and Clyde/ sequined beret or an Edwardian-styled/wide-brimmed Laura Ashley, I soulfully feel your joy!! To find a beloved, once thought lost to the universe … well done, Universe. :)

  • 16

    On 19 November 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Katherine said, 

    You rock the hat girl! I kinda like hats myself. People say I look good in them. don’t know, but it helps getting the kids to wear theirs. I think a picture in the light might help though, as when you said “blue”, I thought “Hunh?” (looks dark gray?) Happy 55/Friday!
    .-= Katherine´s last blog ..The Last Game Park =-.

  • 17

    On 19 November 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Monkey Man said, 

    Great hat and a fine 55. Thanks for stopping in to read mine.
    .-= Monkey Man´s last blog ..Tribute to Galen – 55 =-.

  • 18

    On 19 November 2010 at 6:16 pm

    Anne Bender said, 

    Hee hee hee.. I just noticed Blue Bunny is holding ‘Peas, Love, uh, souffle?’

    Lovely blue hat and lovely FFF55 to go with the lovely pictures.

  • 19

    On 19 November 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Yo, you all ROCK!

    Wish me peace in the recording studio tonight.


  • 20

    On 19 November 2010 at 7:59 pm

    KB said, 

    I love your hat too. Blue is my favourite colour.

  • 21

    On 19 November 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Daisy said, 

    HA HA HA! Love your poetry and your photos, Jannie! You just spill over joy in every post. Thanks for making me smile once again. :-)

    Happy weekend to you!
    .-= Daisy´s last blog ..Its Time! =-.

  • 22

    On 19 November 2010 at 8:27 pm

    brian said, 

    that is a way cool hat…and they are so hard to find…one that fits so perfect…and…yeah….
    .-= brian´s last blog ..55 – charitable misgivings =-.

  • 23

    On 19 November 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Davina Haisell said, 

    I can’t wear hats either. But I love to admire them on other people. Your poem was fun, Jannie. When I was reading it, it felt to me like it could be sung to the tune of a Christmas carol.

  • 24

    On 20 November 2010 at 6:09 am

    Hilary said, 

    Hi Jannie .. me too – can’t wear hats .. they irritate .. and when I take them off .. my little amount of hair is smashed against my little head .. and all electrified!! However .. it does look great on thee …

    But I am concerned, I’ll have to have a word with BB, about only looking on the dryer once every 12 years .. now that is worrying .. does that happen in other places around the house – perhaps the laundry is only done every 12 years?! Now that would be “fun” with a Kelly around .. let alone mechanic Jim .. doesn’t bear thinking about … I’ll go off the subject!!

    Glad the hat has magically reappeared just in time for the winter .. my winter things appear in the Spring & then get forgotten again .. such is life!

    Reasonable here today .. two Jasmines balancing precariously on swaying branches pigging themselves out – what do they know that we don’t?!

    Have a great weekend .. and you’re off to Galveston?! Have fun .. loves from us .. and a scarf warming hug or two ..xoxo Hilree …
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..Hanging Hooke =-.

  • 25

    On 20 November 2010 at 9:26 am

    sheila said, 

    You know me…. I LOVE hats!!! Great 55! Mmmmmmmmmdonuts. lol.

  • 26

    On 20 November 2010 at 10:57 am

    Jannie said, 

    Dearest Jeanne, I thought that one would catch your fancy. And somewhere there’s a photo of me at maybe age 10 with that EXACT same expression on. I wonder if it’s at Mom’s house? Ahhh, next summer, I’ll be pillaging her photos for blog fodder.

    Darest Eric — I shall attempt to keep the goofballness posting for your viewing pleasure!! :)

    Dearest Glenn- yay, that’s two goofball descriptions in a row for me. I am so doing something great! I do love a great hat! And all you great bloggers.

    Dearest Patricia — well, break the current mold and wear hats if you so fancy!! What’s to stop you? Funny, I was looking at some old pix from the 50 of a wedding in Canada, and EVERY woman was wearing a nice hat. I bet you are cute in your ball cap! Is it white with a bit green pine tree embroidered on? I’m feeling telepathic today! :)

    Dearest Claudia. Me too, so glad I recovered it! I wear it a LOT in the winter.

    Dearest Jennifer Susannah Devore! I can make it into a a bit of a cloche, by turning the brim down. I’ve seen you in your hats — you are s stunner in them. The Laura Ashley sounds too good to be true. I’d wear one of those, for sure.

    Dearest Katherine, you sound like a very good hat role model for your young uns. Some kids are easier to “make” wear them than others. Kelly’s in a no-hat phase. Yes, better lighting for you on the hat next time! It is kind of a slate blue-grey, so your eyes did you well.

    Thanks Monkey Man! Yours was outstanding, as usual.

    Dearest Anne, I read your comment yesterday and have been thinking about it, think I evern dreamed about it last night. How cool — I had not thought about the Peas, Love &… idea. Hmmn, mabye he could have a little church offering plate. Peace, Love & Charity? But for now I guess he will peacefully love his souffle! And man, what a souffle he cooks up! That BB — what would I EVER do without him??? :)

    Dearest KB — I am very partial to blue, yes. In my “Summer” color palette I have a bunch to choose from. Midnight deepest deepest blue is probably my absolute top color! You have the same coloring as me — bet you rock the blue, bigtime!!

    Well, my dearest Daisy, I love YOUR wonderful uplifting poems. Still can’t believe you’ve dropped into my life!!

    Dearest Brian, a perfect hat, like the perfect pair of pants — awesome in my life!!

    Dearest Davina — hey, I just sung it to Silent Night — works great! :)

    My Dearest Hilary, who perhaps has not met her perfect hat. Yes, BB has been planning and cooking so much lately for Thanksgiving he’s been letting the laundrees slip. He did sweep the floors. But getting back to my hat… it was in a basket of winter things to handwash. BB’s left it there all summer. Actually had a brilliant idea to have once closet for summer and one for winter now that they’re almost all finished out! Austin Jazmeenes having a ball too in my wine-drinking trees. I think they like this time of year. Yes, hoping to take the kiddo for 2 nights away as she has the next 8 days off school!!

    Hi Dearest sweet Sheila! You are so cute you’d look great in any hat ever invented!!


  • 27

    On 20 November 2010 at 11:09 am

    Claudia said, 

    guess what..?? i got a parcel today…!!!!
    thank you so much jannie – for the cd and for the lovely card…brought joy to my day! you rock!!!! thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! and have a wonderful weekend!!!

  • 28

    On 20 November 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Ahhhhh, Claudia — I am so so happy you got it. Saturday mail delivery, eh? :) YOU rock!!!


  • 29

    On 20 November 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Adrenalynn said, 

    Fabulous hat! YOU’RE fabulous! Am I wrong, or is that a bathroom photo?

  • 30

    On 20 November 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Natalia said, 

    Yay! That’s all….Yay!!! :)
    .-= Natalia´s last blog ..Happy Thanksgiving! =-.

  • 31

    On 20 November 2010 at 8:54 pm

    SnaggleTooth said, 

    Fun 55- pics are Soooo funny!
    cool hat!
    Mine cost 15 bux at outh if the border – brown leather 2001-
    now priceless!
    .-= SnaggleTooth´s last blog ..Tiny Odd Peek =-.

  • 32

    On 20 November 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Jeanne said, 


    I am here with wishes for peace in the recording studio tonight. Oops! It looks like I’m a day late. Sorry about that. I was occupied today with seeing the new Harry Potter movie. The one we’ve been waiting forever for. Woo hoo! It rocked! Speaking of rocking, I’d bet my bottom dollar that you rocked in the studio. Who said “bet your bottom dollar”, anyway? Little Orphan Annie? Anyway, I hope you had a very peaceful yet rocking time in the studio!


  • 33

    On 23 November 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Hi Adrenalynn! Yes, a bathroom photo indeed, in an antique mirror, thus all the funny things in it.

    Hi Natalia, I KNOW!!!! I found my hat. Yay, yay, yay, yay, yay, yay!!!!

    Hi Snag! Would LOVE to see a pic of you in your leather hat. You wear year ’round?

    Hi Jeanne! Bet your bottom dollar there’ll be sun tomorrow. Or is the bottom dollar the one you attach with tape to your buttocks? :) Ahhhh, yes, nice studio work and back in this morning for a touch-up. I’ve heard about the new H.P. movie. Were gonna see Tangled tomorrow!!


  • 34

    On 23 November 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Alice Audrey said, 

    You didn’t lose it. You just set it aside for a rainy… or maybe cleaning day.

  • 35

    On 27 November 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Jannie said, 

    Hey Alice Audrey — I was almost going to wear it today, but I washed my hair. So I bet I’ll wear it on Tuesday. :) Ahh, maybe I’ll clean it, as I imagine was my intent last spring in putting it on top of the dryer with the other “handwash” things.:)


  • 36

    On 28 November 2010 at 4:18 pm

    cinderkeys said, 

    Favorite hats are underrated. I got a whole song out of it when I found mine.

    These days it’s too ratty to wear, but at least I know where it is!
    .-= cinderkeys´s last blog ..Siren song =-.

  • 37

    On 29 November 2010 at 6:14 pm

    jannie Funster said, 

    You Cinderkeys! long time no see. I wish I could keep all my fave ratty sweaters, and sucy.


  • 38

    On 29 November 2010 at 6:19 pm

    cinderkeys said, 

    I wouldn’t advise that, but I just haven’t been able to throw away the hat. It needs a proper burial or something.

    BTW, I was going to tell you that your post inspired a post of mine in a free-association kinda way, but I see you’ve found it already. :)

  • 39

    On 2 December 2010 at 10:08 am

    Jannie said, 

    Hey, Cinder, I have a lovely reddish sweater I got at Target some years ago that needs a burial. Perhaps in a blog post video would be befitting. I can’t throw beloved garments away either, but I think I probably need to.


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