Tonight’s Historical Photo:
The second Class saloon in Alaska during the Gold rush. It was owned by Wyatt Earp and his wife.
Lisa mentioned my hat. I loved that hat. I have had many compliments on that hat.
It is a Greek Captain’s Hat or sometime referred to as simply A Greek Sailor’s hat. My first Greek Hat was bought on sale for $20 at a closeout in Mystic Harbor, Connecticut. A beautiful seaport and Sea Museum. I fell in love with it. I wore it for many years.
Then we were in Central Florida near Bradenton. Camping in a state park along with my sister and her hubby. Saturdays (and other days) the girls would haunt the thrift shops. Sherry came in with a beautiful solid wool Greek Captains hat. It had cost 80 cents. Problem it was way too big. I had searched for Greek hats and knew the better ones were near $100.00. Kat said, “Jack can make it fit, he can do anything.” Loved that girl. LOL
I figured a way to measure and cut a pie shape section out of the top and band, and put it back together. Perfect. There is not another like it. The shoulders were about 3/8 of an inch wider than my size hat would have been. I am smiling. I wore it to dinner one evening at Tarpon Springs, FL. Tarpon is an old Florida Greek port.
(This is one of the hats from the Greek Hat store. I think it looks like a kid's pancake hat. hahaha)
A guy stopped me and asked if I would mind him taking a picture with the Greek boats in the back ground. Of course I was flattered and posed. I have been stopped many times and accepted compliments on the hat.
The Cochlear Implants put a stop to hats. The receivers are constantly moved off center and I go deaf. I miss the hat. I still have folks say, “I didn’t know you without the hat.”
I have ordered 2 or 3 from the Greek hat store, but NONE come close to the Thrift store hat, much cheaper made.
My sister in law asked, “Do you sleep in that hat?” LOL Actually I removed it in church and bed, that is about all. LOL I am still working on a way to wear the hat, I hope I find it, because it is sort of a trademark, and I like that.
Thanks for asking Lisa.