Hold Onto Your Hats

This expression makes me think of the first automobiles that were open, no roof, and ladies riding along with their hats tied on to their heads. The gentlemen probably did need to hold on to their hats unless they were snug fitting caps. It must have been fun but you probably needed googles to keep the dust out of your eyes. The expression, “Hold onto your hats,” can mean you’re in for a suprise or something exciting.


Automobilists coats 1908-1910 via Wikipedia



Family in driving googles via Simpleinsomnia on Flickr

This is my post for Stream of Consciousness Saturday hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt today was, “your, you’re, yore.” Featured image Franklin Auto 1909 via Wikipedia.

6 thoughts on “Hold Onto Your Hats

    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      That’s cute. I can hear him saying, “But Grandma, I don’t have a hat on.” I used to tell my kids, ” Hold your horses!” when they were wanting to do something right away. I think my father used to say that to me. My daughter would say, ” But I don’t have any horses!”

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