|Words and photo by F LoBuono|
"if I was a thief". . .
But, I could not make out the rest. As she came even closer, I leaned in to hear her better and asked her to repeat what she had just said. Gesturing to the rather stylish black fedora I was sporting at the time (a recent birthday gift), this was her response :
"If I was a thief, I'd steal that hat".
Not shocked, even grinning, I replied without hesitation:
"I've heard that before. I think that I may have to secure it by attaching it to by ear with a small chain".
"You do that, brother. You do that". She countered. Then she smiled broadly and walked on.