Have you tried a leaf in your hat?
I’ve been re-visiting Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder lately for an article that I’m starting and I came across a reference to wearing leaves in the crown of their hats to keep cool. I noticed this the last time I read it, but this time it also keyed off a memory about a baseball player doing something similar awhile back. A news story about it is still online here:
The story tells about a baseball player caused a rules change in Korea after he began copying Babe Ruth’s trick of keeping a cabbage leaf in his hat to keep cool. A slightly different take on the same idea. Keep on keeping cool this summer.
UPDATED August 21 2019: I double checked the link – which was amazingly still good – and added my current signature block.
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