Friday, August 22, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 453: What Can Brown Do for You? Edition

Day 453 / Hat 453: Brown, trucker-style hat with mesh back and foam front with brown and yellow embroidered applique patch of the UPS logo. 

Although the hat was plucked from the DTWOH (Doug Tschorn Wall O' Hats) at the Wayside Country Store, the pluck was performed at the very same moment Bert, the UPS driver whose route includes the store, wandered in to the store. 

Never passing up an opportunity for a guest appearance, I asked Bert to indulge me, and he willingly obliged. Bert says he's been driving the brown around for 26 years and isn't totally sure but thinks this has been his route for "maybe 10 or 12 years." 

BTW, the hat didn't come to reside on the wall thanks to Bert, though we're not exactly who donated it. We think it was probably a former -- and longtime -- UPS driver we nicknamed "Parcel Pete."

Today's hat-tip goes to all those who drive the big brown van of happiness -- thanks to the Bride's proclivity for the impulse purchase, we're even on a first name basis with our UPS driver back in the 323.

PC 353: Think Tink
PC 153: Ace Face
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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