Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Memory Hat

I have a few collections, penguins, sheep, pennies, and hat pins.  It started innocently enough in the gift shop at Westminster Abbey looking for easy souvenirs, the hat pins were one-pound each and I bought a dozen. That was in 1990.  When I was done handing them out I had a couple left and stuck them on a hat.  The next time I traveled, I picked up a couple more from places I visited.  24  years and a couple of hats later there are over 120 pins on the hat, mementos of places I have been and things that I have done.  There are  a few I that I don't remember where they came from.  But most of them trigger memories and stories. If you want to hear about my journeys, ask me about the pins on my hat.  


  1. Anonymous3/26/2014

    That's a very cool hat. I prefer the smaller, less expensive souvenirs, too. Last trip to England, I think I spent less than £100 on "stuff", and £78 went to a rugby jersey I fell in love with. That's a rare treat. Usually, I take a gazillion pictures.

    I like that you can tell your stories from the pins. That's neat.

    Peace <3

  2. spouse and I collect shot glasses on our travels. inexpensive reminders of fun trips taken!

  3. What a great way of remembering and a terrific conversation piece as well

  4. Indeed this is an excellent thing; I wish I had thought of this when I started traveling.