Sunday, August 31, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 462 - Totally Vintage Goofy Edition


Day 462 / Hat 462: Vintage Disney Goofy hat with black, mesh, trucker-style back with adjustable closure, plush black crown, long, floppy black felt ears, beige, hard plastic muzzle, black nose pad the size and shape of a young plum, two white hard plastic teeth (canines maybe?) and a black and white plastic set of eyes on front of cap.

Kindly loaned to the Project by Donna MacDonald who works with the family business (she and her husband Bill live just up the road a piece). Of it's provenance she says : "We got it when [our son] Bobby was five so that would be 19 years ago -- and we got it at Walt Disney World."

I could tell the minute I got my hands on this one that it's a solid piece of vintage Disneyana. Usually when people say "They don't make 'em like they used to," they're referring to cars, bridges or buildings but in this case it's easy to see how even the souvenirs at the Happiest Place on Earth have, over the years, become something less than they once were. 

Of course it's really the memories minted in the Magic Kingdom that matter most -- and that's no Goofy talk.

A sincere hat-tip to Donna for offering up such a delightful piece of headgear. She probably had no idea I have fond memories of cutting my own vacation canines at Walt Disney World so many years ago.

Related:
PC 428: Magic (Raffia) Kingdom 
PC 16: Golden Mickey Mouse Ears
A Year Ago Today in Project Cubbins


Q: OK, nice hat -- but what exactly is Project Cubbins, anyway?

A: One man's homage to Dr. Seuss and his second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholemew Cubbins," which celebrated the 75th anniversary of its publication in 2013, Project Cubbins is an attempt to document the wearing of a different hat or piece of headgear every day for 500 consecutive days. No do-aheads, no banking of hats, no retroactive entries. PC started on May 27, 2013 with Hat 1

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