Letters to the Editor

Women wear many hats

Editor: This poem is entitled “For Women Everywhere,” and is also for men who have ever had a wife or mother.

 

As a graduate nurse I had a white cap,

and a uniform worn with much pride,

But then I replaced the cap with a veil

on the day I became a new bride.

 

When I opened the clothes cupboard in my new home,

I was really astonished to see

numerous hats that I’d never worn;

they were quite unfamiliar to me.

 

A housekeeper’s hat, and a cook’s hat were there;

a gardener’s hat filled me with fears.

But those are now tattered and almost worn out

as I’ve added more hats through the years.

 

A barber’s, a bookkeeper’s, chauffeur’s and vet’s;

a farmer’s from winter through fall;

hats for a seamstress and laundress, of course,

and a diplomat’s hat tops them all.

 

Well, sometimes I shuffle and change them so much

those hats get all crumbled or worse.

Oh yes, I forgot — when a loved one is sick

I still wear the cap of a nurse.

Doris Riedweg,

Langley

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