The cats in the hats came back — then left, this morning, for their ultimate destination.
Sandra Purnell and Stephen Adams, who have called Enterprise home for the last 15 years, got a visit in July 2011 from an old friend, Mark Gordon. As a lark, he brought them a couple of multi-colored floppy fabric hats. He probably thought they would stick them on a shelf — at best.
Nope. They decided to wear them.
“We get so many compliments,” says Sandra, loading up their truck after a recent stop at the Hood River Hotel on their way to Portland. “People are just curious.”
A retired attorney and mediator, she clearly has a bit of an activist streak. She was wearing a white cloth patch with the number 99 on it — signifying, she said, the 99 percent of Americans who live at the bottom of the income pile, at least according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Sandra and Stephen, a retired legal educator, visit Portland about four times a year — he for some committee meetings and organ lessons, she for the fun of it.
From the look of their hats, they’ve got the fun part covered.