Mother lived for hats.
She never left the house without either. In Mothers world accessories made the woman. The perfectly pinned brooch, hat tilted to allow for correct shadowing, necklace chosen to accent the neck, bracelet to bring attention to delicate wrists, rings to allow the eyes to notice perfectly manicured nails! Mother always said that she dressed to please herself. I knew better. Mother dressed to please Father. She was the queen of his kingdom and she dressed as one!
I adored her!