This is my 'Grandma hat'... well... we call it 'Grandma hat' as it is a gift from Anna's grandma. When I first went to Poland to meet Anna's grandma she insisted on buying something for me. She thought however that I may not like her choice of a gift, so she forced some Polish money into my hand (without speaking a word of English :-) ) and pushed me out of the door, so I go and buy something for myself from her. I understood that I am not allowed to come back in without a purchase.
I walked along the streets nearby and a little display of a hat maker caught my eye, especially a big fox fur hat. I went inside to ask about its price. A hat maker was a very old man, probably in his eighties. I said 'hello' in Polish and just pointed towards the hat. He brought it out and started explaining to me in perfect English everything about this hat - how it was made, how to wear it, how to store it. I was really surprised of the old man's fluent English, but he explained that he learned during the WWII and after when he lived in England. We had an interesting conversation and in the end I bought the hat. That's how the 'Grandma hat' was born.
I don't wear it very often, just on special occasions. Last time I took it with me to Poland couple of weeks ago, so Grandma can see me in it. Every time I wear it I think of her and I also remember an old man who sold it to me.
I am your dad Atria.