Did you play with these in church?

@reinydawn (11651)
United States
September 15, 2008 8:37pm CST
While at my uncles memorial service over the weekend, I was reminded of things we used to do in church when I was little. The memorial service took place at my grandmothers church, which I attended quite often. I smiled when I saw that the hat things were still there. Apparently there's been little need for renovation and they have the same pews as when I was little. I wanted to just play with the hat hooks, but knew (as an adult) that it wasn't acceptable... Do you remember those hat hooks from church? Did you play with them????
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@howard96h (11607)
• New York, New York
16 Sep 08
That's what those things were for? Fifty years old and I never knew that, oh I feel so stupid. I remember them well, in my Church you had to push a little button and it opened the bottom of the clasp - I guess to hold the rim of the hat. I always thought they were for hanging the hymn books.
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@LadyMarissa (12165)
• United States
16 Sep 08
roflmao - Sometimes Howard is sooooo freakin funny!!!
Sorry Howard!!!
@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
16 Sep 08
My grandfather always hung his hat on them so I thought that's what they were for... Us kids always played with them and they'd make this loud noise. Of course, we'd get our hands smacked! Very fond memories :)
@howard96h (11607)
• New York, New York
1 Oct 08
I looked it up and your correct, they are for men's hats and I learned something from your discussion, thanks for that and the BR!
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• United States
21 Sep 08
I have never seen a hat hook in a church. Here in CA we do not wear to many hats so I guess that is why we do not have hat hooks in church.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
22 Sep 08
I don't see them in the newer churches, only the old ones. I just remember my grandfather putting his hat in there when we were little.
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• United States
23 Sep 08
Could you describe what a hat hook looks like in a church pew? thanks
@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
25 Sep 08
hmmm.... Let me see... (too bad it was church and I couldn't take a pic!) They're black metal, about 1.5 inches tall. At the top is a round button that you push in and it lifts the bottom part up so you can put your hat brim into it. When you release the button it clamps down on the hat for you.
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