Tuesday, October 26, 2010


As almost everyone knows, Cosmo got into a spot of trouble on his first trip to Florida.  He met a beautiful and fatally seductive hussy who referred to herself only as Lady Hat.

As you can see, the attraction was instantaneous.  Little is known about Lady Hat, except her habit of frequenting a certain bar, Dock Hoppers.  Some say her name is Belle, some say Bella, and a few have referred to her as Angelina. 

Nobody really knows what lady Hat's real name is, and that seems to be the way she wants it.
She is a hat of mystery, intrigue, and most of all, sex appeal.

So it wasn't that much of a surprise to most of us when Baby Hatt came along.
 It came as a shock to Cosmo, however, and at first he tried to deny the little hat was his offspring.  But the resemblance was undeniable.  Baby looked just like her father.  Cosmo made some noise about hat support, but so far Tina has yet to see any.  Oh, yes, Lady Hat abandoned her child, leaving Tina Wright to raise her, and as Tina was to learn, raising a hat is no picnic.

Hats grow up fast, and before you knew it, Baby was a teenager.
 Yes, and already getting in trouble, stealing the keys to her foster mother's Harley and taking young criminals like Bear Thugg for wild joy-rides.  Tina tried to control her, but a person has to sleep sometime.

Baby was always out clubbing with her friend Barbie, drinking and dancing and finally wrecking Barbie's car.

You couldn't tell that fiesty young hat anything!  She fell in with a bad crowd.  Tina warned her she was going to wind up in jail, but did Baby listen? 

Of course not! Look at this motley crew! Isn't that Gene Simmons in the background?

 Just one problem.  There was an undercover cop in that bunch of misfits!  And he turned them all in!  Baby was sure Tina would bail her out, but it was time to teach the girl a lesson!

Ah, the shame of it all.  Baby can barely hold her hat up.

But she's out now, after a night in the slammer. Tina went her bail, and Baby promised to do a lot better in the future.  We'll see...
                                                   AND NOW, A WORD FROM COSMO

As some of you may know, my discoverer, Lowell W. Eaton, has published a novel.
I highly recommend it.  In fact, I'm on the back cover of the book, highly recommending it. I'll bet Amazon doesn't know Cosmo Hatt is a hat!  hahaha  Anyway, Lowell has started a blog about the novel. You can view it at mothernovel.blogspot.com As always, thank you for your support!

Friday, October 22, 2010


For the second time, Judy and I got together with some Facebook friends at PizzARoma on Frederica Street for pizza, conversation, and some photos of people wearing Cosmo. Misty Lashbrook was there with her son Brandon, and so was Kim Quisenberry, all of whom we'd been out with before. But we'd never met, in person, Tina Davis Everett and her husband Jeff.  Kim had never worn The Hat, and it was high time she did!  And, of course, Tina and Jeff hadn't either.

Jeff continues the tradition of a hat on top of a hat, started by Uncle Buck, and also strikes an unusual pose some said came from a movie involving Mini-Me, which I wouldn't know about, having never seen it. I just thought he was a little strange.

Kim looks good in The Hat.  She also looks good without a hat.

Tina flashes a big smile, wearing The Hat as though it were made for her. Jeff looks on.

Jeff seems underwhelmed by the whole thing.

Kim has a nice smile. The Hat is two for two on getting pretty women to smile.
Tina puts on her glasses for that librarian look.  

It was a fun outing.  The food was good, and Jeff turned out to be witty and a lot of fun.  We knew we would enjoy being with Misty, Brandon, and Kim, and knew from Facebook that Tina was smart and very funny at times. Jeff was sort of a pleasant surprise. 


OK. Since when does a hat get mail?  Even The Hat!  It was startling, to say the least.

Inside the envelope was a card. Snoopy on a tractor, wearing...The Hat!!
And this was the message. It was signed, A Secret Admirer.

We had several suspects, but none of them panned out.  When we got right down to it, we didn't have a clue who Secret Admirer was.

After weeks, a second card came.  The hat on this card is glued on, and made of what appears to be denim.

Note the hat colored on the dog on the stamp!  Is this cool or what?
Once again, the guessing game.  This time we were certain we knew who Secret Admirer was.  She was  artistic, and had all the right skills.  But she denied it.  Vehemently.  So we're back to Square One.  Secret Admirer is a mystery, and we don't have a clue who it might be. What we do know is that sending the card was a cool, humorous, and very nice gesture.  We appreciated it.  So did Cosmo!!


Cosmo came back from his sojourn in Wisconsin, and so far is keeping unusually mum about what he did there.  There are, to date, no pictures, or evidence of any kind.  We hope he didn't get in trouble but, knowing Cosmo, we wouldn't put it past him.

And now The Hat is going back to Florida--for the third time!  He is going to Disney World with Kim and her son.  We hope to hear from him soon.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


The Conquer Chiari Walk, or Walk for Chiari Awareness, was held in Garvin Park in Evansville, IN on Sept. 18, 2010. It was organized by a special person, and special friend of mine, Valerie Alexander Ferguson. Judy and I drove over, along with Cosmo,who very much wanted to meet Valerie and be photographed with her.

This is Valerie.  She is even more beautiful in person, and she's a knock-out in her photos.
I had told Valerie I might not be able to walk very far, because of cramps in my legs, for which doctors have yet to find an adequate diagnosis. On the day of the walk, I could barely make it from the parking lot to the sign-up desk, and walking was out of the question.  I was saddened by this, because I would really have loved to make that walk with Valerie.

Valerie introduced me to Uncle Buck, who wore The Hat over his own hat, which looked cool.
No offense, Uncle Buck, but The Hat looks a lot better on Valerie!
Another person I really wanted to meet was FB friend Tharilyn Bunker, who helped organize The Walk.
The sign-up desk was doing a brisk business.

Judy and Cosmo check things out.

Judy wears a balloon rose bracelet made for her by Uncle Buck.

Judy showing off her temporary Chiari tattoo.

Group photo of some of of the Chiarians present.

Some bikers came by to lend support.

A couple of fine-looking Harleys.

Gerald Houseknecht, head honcho of Eagle Riders.

Gerald with his son, Garrett.

The Eagle Riders were the bikers who came out. The motto on the jacket says it all.

Garrett and Gerald.

The Walk itself, in which I did not get to participate. But a lot of others did!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Janice looks good in The Hat!

Some people look great in a hat, and Heather is one of them!!

Is Matt teaching Cosmo, or is Cosmo teaching Matt?

Keith Rouse seems thoughtful. The Hat will do that to you.

Andy is trying to tell us something.

Charlotte looking good in The Hat and her Harley shirt.


Tony, Julie's husband, sits down to try teaching Cosmo some serious guitar licks.

Nathan in The Hat looks a lot like TV reality star Jesse James.

It was time for Cosmo to pay a visit to one of his best friends, Julie Alvey.  Julie was going to have gallbladder surgery, and The Hat wanted to be there for that.  Then he wanted to kick back a little and hang out with some of her friends and relatives. And she took him on a picnic, to Maple Mount, Kentucky, a Catholic picnic with bar-b-q, burgoo, and lots of nice people.

Julie before surgery. Cosmo is there for moral support. Or immoral, perhaps.

After surgery.  Blissed out, baby!!

Julie's mom, wearing The Hat, and in full control of the situation.

Betty looks good in The Hat, visiting Julie at the hospital.
Pat Flaherty, an attorney and Julie's boss, tries on The Hat.

Betty looks cool in her shades.

Chris just squints to keep out the sun.

Dave seems disturbed about something...


Chris treats The Hat to some pipe smoke.  Nice!!

The Hat seems to have swallowed a child's head.

John wears The Hat!

Joe Lowe, AKA JLowe, in shades and Hat.

Sister Camille.  We think.

Youngest priest at the picnic.  Didn't catch his name.

Oldest priest at the picnic.  Fr. Pike?
Hanging out with Julie and her friends is always fun for Cosmo, but the Maple Mount picnic was a special treat!  It was a fun day for The Hat--one to long remember!