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In which i miss a good Top Hat


This morning, right as Daniel was leaving for school, I asked him a question.


Me:                  Daniel, how did that conversation with the top hat come up yesterday?

Daniel:            What?

Me:                  You know, the one with Sir Topham Hatt.

Daniel:            I don’t know.  How do any of our conversations come up?  You say something stupid, like the Monopoly one.


12 hours earlier from right now … at dinner last night …


(I can’t remember the original prompt for the top hat conversation to be honest)

Kevin:             Daniel.  You should wear a top hat.

Daniel:            I want to wear one at prom.

Me:                  You never see anyone wearing top hats anymore.

Kevin:             It’s a pity

Me:                  You know who always used to wear a hat?

 Kevin:             The guy from Thomas the tank engine.

 Me:                  Yes! Sir Topham Hatt!

 Kevin:             Yeah, that’s the guy

 Me:                  you remember him Daniel?

 Daniel:            Not really.  I just mostly remember Pooh.


1 hour earlier from right now … just after getting up …


Me:                  Hey, you know who else wore a top hat?

 Kevin:             Who?

 Me:                  the monopoly guy

 Kevin:             yeah, that’s right. He did.

 Me:                  there just aren’t enough people wearing top hats anymore

 Kevin:              … and a monocle

 Me:                  what?

 Kevin:             He had a monocle too!

 Me:                  that’s right! Wow… you NEVER see people with monocles anymore.

 Kevin:             guess most people have two bad eyes, not just one

Me:                  Colonel Klink used to wear a monocle in Hogan’s Heroes

Kevin:             I never watched Hogan’s Heroes

Me:                  it was part of that after school TV, with the Flintstones, Star Trek and Wild, Wild West.

Kevin:             I’m sure I was busy studying

(HAHAHAHA…Kevin didn’t even know what a book was until I met him)


10 minutes earlier from right now … ummm, 10 minutes ago

Me:                  hey Daniel, good news. The guy from Monopoly also wore a top hat!

Daniel:            That’s great mom.  I’m trying to get ready for school.

 Kevin:             it’s true Daniel.  Also, I’ve never LOST at Monopoly

 Daniel:            that can’t be true

 Me:                  Your father is a horrible, horrible person Daniel.

 Kevin:             Hey, you’re supposed to try to win.

Me:                  remember that time you made my mom cry in monopoly?

 Kevin:             it wasn’t my fault that she agreed to trade Baltic for Boardwalk

 Me:                  it’s probably the reason she died so young…you caused her death

 Kevin:             what?

 Daniel:            Dad. You made grandma cry and then killed her?

 Kevin:             No!

 Me:                  yes! He manipulated your grandmother into making a terrible trade and then she went bankrupt and lost.  It broke her heart and that was the beginning of the end for her.

Kevin:             Hey, it wasn’t my fault that she made a bad trade.

 Daniel:            Dad.  You’re terrible.


And there you are.  Just a typical conversation about Top Hat’s which lead to Daniel’s discovery of his fathers’ complicity in his grandmothers’ death of lung cancer.   Of course, Kevin denies it but anyone who saw that game knows the truth.


I’m just saying …

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  1. Eric Jensen
    September 28, 2011

    Not to put a cynical spin on such a lovely story, but this sounds like just the type of thing my gramma would do. Make an awful trade, just to be nice. Which she never does. Then she dies. In her last gasping breath… “I… *hack* gave it away… *hack* gave… it… away……….”

    My sister: “I thought she confused blue with purple!”

    Mom: “You took advantage?!”

    Sister: “What!? She punched me to get the fucking TOP HAT!”

    Me: “Yer going to hell.”

    Dad: “She’s still breathing, just roll the dice.”

    Gramma: “If I were dead you’d just roll me off the chair and pretend I wasn’t here.”

    Me: “Hey Gramma, I’ll give you St. Charles Place, a brownie and a ride to Bingo on Tuesday for Park Place.”

    Gramma: “Sold. If I die on the way, it’s your father’s fault.”

    Dad: “Only if I’m driving…”
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    • Lynn
      September 28, 2011

      Too funny! Yeah…he coerced her…he made her feel so guilty. What a horrible guy!

      Your conversation was funny…send me a funny post for go ahead, amuse me…

      • Eric Jensen
        September 28, 2011

        Thanks Lynn. I got a blog… it’s a half hobby. I don’t really know if any of it’s funny though. Check it if you feel like.

    • Lynn
      September 28, 2011

      Hahaha…can you say Christmas present?

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  3. Windshield Replacement MN
    September 29, 2011

    Thanks .Your conversation was funny.

    • Lynn
      September 29, 2011

      thank you

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    September 29, 2011

    Very Funny. Thanks!

  5. Joyce
    October 17, 2011

    I’ve actually seen kids wear top hats to proms. It’s the new cool.
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    • Lynn
      October 18, 2011

      heee! That’s what he’s going to do this year for Senior Prom

  6. Name *
    October 18, 2011

    This really was fun to read! I love the conversations!

    Stopping from Time Travel Tuesday!

    • Lynn
      October 18, 2011


  7. By Word of Mouth Musings
    October 18, 2011

    LOVE seeing the Time travel peeps here – makes me smile ;)

    • Lynn
      October 18, 2011

      good thing all of them don’t suck as badly as i do huh?

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