Wednesday, October 15, 2014

the cowboy hat rules...




You never mess with another man's cowboy hat, horse, truck, or his woman...



Your hat is always removed during the passing of the flag, a casket, the playing of the  National Anthem, & during the Pledge of Allegiance. While in church, and during prayers.
When you are introduced to a woman, a clergyman, or an oldster. When dining in a restaurant, and when entering a home.

You remove your hat by the crown, never the brim. You never rest it on it's brim.  It is put on a hat rack, or rested on it's crown with the brim up.


Always tip your hat to a lady, holding it by the crown,  but never another man.
 
Moms have been teaching cowboy hat rules to their sons and daughters for years. A simple sign of respect and manners.    

 

14 comments:

  1. i LOVE this post. And that first pic, especially, is adorable.

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  2. There's not much respect left in the word. I hope that these rules are still recognized. Simple things can bring one hope.

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  3. We need more respect and manners in this world. good post!

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  4. I love those hats on the hat stand. I saw the day when I would have worn either of them. I also sported a Top hat at one stage. Nowadays you seldom see Hats. Baseball & beanies, certainly, but they have no touch of glamour for me.

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  5. Cherish the respect and manners. Sweet picture at the top. My hat is hanging on the wall, haven't worn it for awhile, its my river hat, worn whitewater rafting and has warm ear flaps that come down for winter steelheading on the river.

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  6. JENNY: Thanks. The pic is of the Corpsman(grandson), the Cowman, and the College girl(granddaughter) a few years back.

    LL: The rules are still taught and adhered to at the Viking granny's...

    M RAT: Yes sir, we do. Thanks.

    GRANNYMAR: You wore a top hat!!! The rules apply to ball caps too around here.

    CELIA: Manners & respect are important to me & mine.
    Ear flaps are the best when the North wind is howling here!

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  7. My Resistol and Stetson are crown up in their boxes. And ALWAYS tip a hat to a lady, touch the brim to a man was what I was taught...

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  8. Ron knew and practiced all those rules when wearing his Stetson but what he craved more than anything were rules for baseball cap wearers. The grandsons drove him crazy wearing their caps all the time, everywhere, never removing them even for prayer or passing flags. It was great to see how easily they could follow the rules around Grandpa Ron because he wouldn't tolerate disrespect.

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  9. OLD NFO: Our hat boxes, Stetson, are cardboard and designed so the crown is down. You must have one of them highfalutin ones!

    GRANNY ANNIE: We have had the ball cap problem as well, but it is down right amazing what THE LOOK from granny can do...

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  10. Brighid, I wrote that when I was tired... they're down... sigh...

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  11. Useful post. All kinds of yahoos running around in hats 'round here. I'll share these rules.

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  12. Well I'll be, I've been doing all these by accident.

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  13. OLD NFO: No worries, just keep writing those great reads...

    LSP: You have the power to change things, Padre...

    ODIE: I'm not at all surprised that you know the rules.

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  14. Don't know how I missed this one. Each year in Okeechobee--cattle country Florida--the cowboys and the tourists went to war via the newspaper speak-out column.
    Seems the local cowboys would not take their hats off in a restaurant which riled the tourists. Somehow I think it became a war of wills, not principal.

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