I was six years old and very inquisitive. So much so that Father often called me Curious Abner.
I asked my father one Saturday during a lunch break at The Broom Family Clothing Store what the difference was between a Hat and a Cap. His reply:
A Hat has a brim and a Cap has a bill.
What about women?
We call them women (a barely discernible grin.)
No Lovey (Mother and I called Father Lovey); on their heads
Too many categories for women son, everything on a woman’s head is a hat.
That lady over there is trying on a scarf. Is that a hat?
It’s time to get to work Abner.