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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “lid.” Use it in the literal sense, use it in the metaphorical sense, use it any way you’d like. Have fun!
My Dad always looked pretty dapper if he was going out, and for his birthday one year I bought him a waistcoat to wear under his suit to keep his chest warm.
Another time I bought him a straw boater to protect him from the sun when he was out in the garden tickling his cucumbers, grapes or melons with a feather. My sister has a terrific photo of him wearing it, and despite several requests in the past for a copy, none were forthcoming.
One day, he was getting in a bit of a pickle looking for his lid, and being a keen home brew wine maker (he won a lot of prizes at the New Forest Show in his day), I started looking for bottle or container lids for his latest batch.
I was so proud when I found a pack of 6 and presented them to him to be met with a look of confusion.
‘What do I want those for?’ he asked, and I said it was the lids he was looking for.
He laughed and said no, he was looking for his hat which he sometimes referred to as his lid.