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.
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.