More than just clothing to protect you from the elements. There are rules attached. Reprinted from page 18 More Big Hill Country.
A gentleman always removes his hat when first meeting a lady.
In subsequent meetings, a gentleman tips his hat to the lady.
When entering an enclosed living space, such as a home it is proper to remove one’s hat.
Do not leave your cowboy hat in the back window of your car while parked out in the heat of the day.
Better yet don’t leave your hat in a vehicle at all.
When looking for a place to put your hat, the first and most appropriate spot is the top of your head!
And, it had always been considered bad luck to place your cowboy hat brim on the bed.
The image of the haying crew is from our archives. It’s one of the many local photographs we’ve received with no details.