Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Hat Away From Home

Ever since Jack was a young boy, he was a hat wearer.



Jack has a very thick head of unruly hair that only behaves the day or two after he gets his hair cut.

The rest of the time, the easiest way for Jack to tame his hair is to put a hat on it.
 

I'm not sure how many years he's been wearing this same red Under Armour hat.  It's been at least 6.  Luckily, it's washable.

The red hat has figured so prominently in Jack's history that his cousins bottled a rootbeer after it a few years back...


Knowing his favorite color is green , I tried giving Jack a green Under Armour hat a couple of years ago.  It happened to be on our Christmas trip to Paris.  He wore it for one day...the day we visited Versailles...


And then never again.  I actually didn't like the green one either.

The red one is much easier to spot when we're in a crowd...



All this reminiscing is just a round-a-about way for a Mama to say that her 17-year old son has finally picked a college...


Jack is heading to Boston to attend the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Northeastern University.

We visited the campus this past weekend and we're thrilled that he's found a school he's excited about.

The campus is located right across the street from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (students enter free) and there are two metro stops on his campus so he can go anywhere in Boston at the drop of a hat.


Speaking of hat...It just so happens that Northeastern University's hat is a red one.  

And he's worn it for more than two days in a row.


Seems like it was meant to be. 

24 comments:

cucki said...

So sweet :)

Bekah said...

Some things really do just seem to be meant to be - University is such a great experience, and it is made all the better when you love where you are :)

Rachel said...

I'm sure he'll have a great time, too, making the most of the opportunity to be a "local" somewhere new!

gracie said...

Ah, yes, Boston...a great city and he chose well...sending good wishes to him.

Judy S. said...

Meant to be is what popped into my head, too, but you beat me to it! Besides red is definitely his color. Time does have a way of marching on, doesn't it? Best wishes to your boy!

Sweetpea said...

What a sweet, lovely post, Susan ...
HOORAY for Jack-in-the-Hat !!!

Mosaic Magpie said...

Gives a new meaning to the "Red Hat Club"!

Createology said...

Jack has your wonderful smile! How nice he will be close by while at college. Love the new red Northeastern hat. Congratulations!!

jane said...

Congratulations to Jack. I'm sure he'll have a great time. You must both be very proud.

Cari said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news for your family?. Jack's red hat rocks!!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Congratulations on the college choice. Great that he'll be going so close to home too! The house gets awfully quiet when those kids are not at home.
xx, Carol

Shirlee Fassell said...

Congratulations to Jack I am sure he will do well!! When you visit him you can drive home via Brattleboro VT!!!!

Mary Ann said...

It's kismet :)

coral-seas said...

You two must be very proud of your son and all three of you must be excited about this next step for Jack.

Congratulations, Jack! Love the new hat!

Margaret said...

Congratulations to Jack -- and his new hat! :-) May his college years be all he ever hoped for.

Vicky aka Stichr said...

hohoho...he will be lost in a sea of red hats at the football games!

Mary W Quilts said...

Great choice! I live in Boston and work at a major Boston hospital just a few blocks away from Northeastern. I walk by there every day on my way home to the train station. He will really enjoy Boston.

liniecat said...

lol Fates hand there I reckon!
My son had a mass of curls which was delightful but as he hit 6' he took the plunge and shaved it right down to a number 1 and hes never looked back.
Now at 6' 2" you cant see where its receeding a little bit and as he said, it was much easier to handle from day one!
Wishing Jack a great time and future ; )

Mari M said...

This post is wonderful and made me teary eyed in a good way! My son's a freshman at BC and is loving Boston. Good luck and congrats!

a2susan said...

Congrats to Jack for choosing a college. Northeastern is a great school and Boston a great city. You'll always have something to do when you visit. Happy for all of you. And love that Jack has a new red hat!

biddie1031 said...

Woo Hoo, Jack!! Huge congratulations to him and to Mama and Papa!!

Love his new red hat - that's a real statement. Jack might need to take 1 black hat off to school - Orioles, of course! Boston is the Red Sox Nation.

Enjoy all the graduation festivities! Special times.

Allison Aller said...

Just wonderful! Love that the Fine Arts Museum is his neighbor too. All best wishes to Jack!

Carolyn Vidmar said...

I hope Jack wants visitors because I love Boston! And I hope you visit me when you're so bored without Jack! :) I love you all, and the red hat(s).

Catherine said...

Congrats to Jack!! Best wishes to him!!

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