Musings and Amusings

Six Degrees of Diane Keaton

My daughter-in-law gave me a hat for Christmas. At first I wasn’t sure I liked it. It reminded me of the hat 94-year-old Winnie wears at the Denver Bridge Club. Every Friday wearing that hat, Winnie acts all old and forgetful, then she wickedly beats the pants off her opponents. Including me. Every time.

But you know the rule with family gifts: fake smile; fake thanks; wear it at least once; re-gift it (but not to someone in the family).

The following Monday was cold and snowy so I decided to try the hat while Hub and I ran some errands. When I climbed into the car, Hub looked at me and exclaimed, “Hey! You look like Diane Keaton in that hat! I’m running errands with Diane Keaton!”

I rolled my eyes and he drove out of the garage. A mile down the road, I looked over at him; HE WAS LAUGHING!


You know that laugh … the one where you have to laugh INSIDE because you don’t want the other person to know. The laugh you can hardly keep in, but you have to, so you tightly purse your lips, then your body starts shaking from the effort to keep the laugh to yourself. And eventually a snort gives you away.

Yeah, that’s how he was laughing.

“Stop laughing at me!”, I cried.

“Oh, you’re just so damn cute in your Diane Keaton hat. I can’t help it.” he replied, then added under his breath, “Diane”.

We stopped at the library to pick up some items I’d placed on hold. I reserve so many books & movies that I make a weekly library jaunt, never knowing exactly which items will be waiting for me; always pleasantly surprised at what has arrived.

Surprise is an understatement !

Today, on the hold shelf, were not one BUT TWO tangible signs that I was, indeed, channeling Diane Keaton:

The Big Wedding DVD starring Diane Keaton


Then Again – an autobiography by Diane Keaton


And the icing on the cake?

When I texted my daughter-in-law to tell her my heartfelt-thank-you-I-LOVE-THE-HAT-and-here’s-why story, she texted me back, “I love Diane Keaton. But not as much as I love you.”


Comments on: "Six Degrees of Diane Keaton" (20)

  1. That was a nice story. Looking like Diane Keaton isn’t bad….. 🙂

  2. Thanks, Jackie. Wish I did 😉 She’s just so dang loveable.

    Her hats are so “just her”. I have a few, but I get so frickin’ hot when I wear them. Don’t know how she does it! And I could never wear those belts and look like she does.

    Ah well, I guess that’s why we call it creative writing, eh?

  3. Yep, totally Diane! As a hat person, I approve! 🙂

    • Yippee ! You’re here !! I know that sign-in thing is … onerous. A hat person, eh? When I try to wear fashionable ones in spring or fall, the wind always begins to blow! But they look nice in my closet.

  4. I hope you picked up her book. It’s a good one.
    I’m always told that I look good in hats (whatever that means) but I haven’t quite got the hang of them yet.

    • Chris – if people give you a compliment about hats, just go with it 😉

      I did read her book. I enjoyed it very much, especially learning about her mother’s journals and what a significant impact she had on Diane’s life. THINK !!!

      I was a little disappointed in the quality of her writing and composition of the book – found it a little disorganized, but that’s Diane, eh? Overall, great anecdotes and pictures, and of course enthralling love affairs!

  5. I get curious of that film. Think I’ll try to find it somewhere.

  6. Hi Sammy, thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you enjoy the books too. I’m just the same – I keep adding new books to my Kindle before I have read the ones already there, somehow it’s an impossible task to choose which one to read next! By the way, I love hats and to be told I look like Diane Keaton would make my day – so good for you!
    Have you chosen a theme for the A to Z challenge? I’m going crazy in my old age and will be doing one based on books & writing (I already have my topics sorted), but I’m going to do a photo blog too, based on the region of Spain I live in. Good luck with the challenge, have fun and I look forward to your bemusings 🙂

    • Hi Lynne – thanks for stopping by. I change my theme for A to Z every day; scribble a little about the A…B… then go “Ackkkkk” and think of a different theme the next day. I’ve given myself until March 1 to commit to a theme. Ackkkk THAT’S TOMORROW !!!

      I’m writing for A to Z, but also going to do a little art piece each day. I will be very interested to see your Spain photos each day along with your written posts. Cheers!

  7. […] Just prior to reading Diane Keaton’s memoir ‘Then Again’, I penned a self-deprecating post about our connection with hats. […]

  8. I ❤ you more than Diane Keaton because you are wearing socks. And sandals. Together. Socks and sandals: a look not everyone can pull off.

  9. The pink socks make it perfect! And I’m glad you kept the hat– it’s way cool on you. 🙂

  10. Diane Keaton’s got nothing on you, with or without a hat! Loving that last homage photo. 🙂

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