Monday, August 25, 2014

Project Cubbins: Hat 456 - Uncle/Maple Edition

Day 456 / Hat 456: Black, baseball-style cap with green and white embroidered applique patch on front tat resembles a Vermont license plate with the words: "Vermont, MPLSYRP, Green Mountain State" with a small yellow double 0 tag in the lower right-hand corner. Interior tag reads: "Otto Quality Headwear, one size fits most, 18-694, 100% cotton, made in China."

The MPLSYRP is a reference to maple syrup of course, one of the Green Mountain  State's most famous exports. Did you know that it takes 40 gallons of maple sap to make a gallon of maple syrup. Ayup, it does.

The dapper dude joining me in today's installment is my Uncle Don (my dad's younger brother). He and his wife head to the 802 for some R&R every summer and our paths happened to cross this time around.

The hat didn't belong to him (it's one of the many Vermont-themed pieces of headgear available at my family's Wayside Country Store) but he was, you might say, sweet enough to indulge me for the snapshot.

Today's hat-tip goes to the folks who make Vermont's sweet liquid gold -- and the assist goes to Uncle Don.

PC 356: Brim Be Crazy
PC 256: Ain't Laurent
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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