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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:49 AM
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Obama's swearing-in upstaged by Aretha's hat.
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 09:01 AM by panader0
Just kidding of course, but wow! what a hat. She is one of the few who could do it and have it be right for her. I'm still high on the whole thing.
Damn! tried to paste a picture a couldn't. I'm a 'puter moran.
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Fran Kubelik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:51 AM
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1. I don't get all the uproar about the hat.
It just looked like a church hat to me.

Hell - you should see what British women wear to weddings!!!
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:54 AM
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6. I'm with you
I've got a friend who is an older AA woman, and she's got a closet full of these church hats.

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Fran Kubelik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:14 AM
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11. oops - wrong space
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 09:16 AM by Fran Kubelik
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:52 AM
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2. I loved her hat. Proud, dramatic, fun!
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:42 AM
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14. Now THAT was a church hat!!!
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:52 AM
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3. Where is the picture?
:shrug:
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:55 AM
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7. Not only picture, video, too
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:57 AM
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8. Thanks, that hat works for her and that outfit
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:52 AM
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4. I liked the hat. Wish I could wear a hat like that!
:hi:
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marylanddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:52 AM
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5. Aretha is continually amazing.

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johnfunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:57 AM
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9. Women's hats are a long-standing tradition in black churches...
And Aretha brought that style and tradition to the inauguration -- critics and fans may categorize her as R&B, but her roots are in the gospel tradition.

I loved that huge bow. Yesterday was Christmas for progressives, and Aretha looked like the gift she is -- the one that keeps on giving!
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:54 AM
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16. Few people in Detroit would be unaware of Aretha's roots.
Her late father, Reverend Clarence LaVaughn Franklin, is the former head of the New Bethel Baptist Church here in Detroit and an ally and friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rev. Franklin was a staunch activist in the civil rights and labor movements. New Bethel is a major community center in Detroit and Ms. Franklin remains actively involved.

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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:59 AM
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10. I loved it
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:15 AM
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12. That was an old school church crown
No mistake. :-)
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Fran Kubelik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:16 AM
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13.  Ellen is wearing it on her show today!!
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:45 AM
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15. Detroit's citizen representative did us proud!
:applause:
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