Saturday, July 26, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 426 - Hawaiian Wedding Lid Edition

Day 426/Hat 426: White, baseball-style cap with orange embroidery on the front in the form of a five-petaled flower. Additional embroidery (also in orange) on the back reads "March 20, 2004." Interior label reads "Sope Creek," and fabrication tag reads "100% cotton, made in China, one size fits all."

The hats were gifts to the wedding party (my wife was a bridesmaid) at our friends' Marne and John's wedding (hence the date on the back). The flower is the logo of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Kohala Coast on the island of Hawaii.

If my intel is correct, the logo is a stylized hibiscus flower (although that's a guess -- all I know for certain is that the hibiscus has five petals and so does the flower on the hat).

That wedding was certainly a memorable one. I won't go into the details (many are hazy) but you can read a little write up about in Bride's magazine by clicking here.

And in case you're wondering the photo above right is the Bride and I (immediately post pool) on the Big Island at some point in that mad-cap five-day wedding excursion a decade and change ago.

PC 326: Adjustments
PC 226: Recycling on Deck 
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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