Monday, September 17, 2007

Thanks Mon@rch!

Remember this picture?

This is Tom (aka Mon@arch) showing off the little jar of grape jelly I sent him last week (did you notice his hat?) Being a truly grateful person, he posted that very nice entry on his blog and in his e-mail thank you, mentioned that he was going to send me something in return. "Really, Tom you don't have to do that," was my response. To which he replied, "it's not that big of a deal," along with this statement, "It's nothing special and just think of it as you being one of the team! BTW: Young Naturalist J did the logo design." So now, I'm really wondering what will arrive in my mailbox this week.

Today, when we got home, my Spousal Unit handed me the little corrugated box from our mailbox and here's what was inside:

Now how cool is that? How did Mon@arch know I like caps? And that I needed a special cap for birdwatching trips? Thanks Tom, I love it!

I have a small cap collection--special caps that I've received as gifts, collected from my travels or have a special significance (like my blood donor cap which bears my "gallons donated" pins). There are summer caps, winter caps, hunting caps, and grubby, sweat-stained everyday caps (not pictured!)
I almost always wear a cap anywhere I go on the weekend--eliminates the need to do anything with my hair! But if anyone were to ask, I would always say it was for sun protection.


Anonymous said...

How exciting you collect hats! Thanks for your kind words and that grape jelly (hmmm)! I am so glad you plan on using this cap when out doing your birding! Do note that these are New Era caps which are one of the best cap manufacturers here in the United States! They have the license to all major leage baseball teams.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

GREEN BAY?!?!?!?

Cool guy that Mon@rch! Are you going to wear the new hat to Hawk Ridge?

KGMom said...

Cool hat! Nice guy.

RuthieJ said...

Hi Mon@rch,
Thanks again--that new hat fits in well with the rest of my collection. I noticed on the inside it says New Era all over, but didn't know the significance of the name. Thanks for the info.

Hi Lynne,
Green Bay just to rile up my Spousal Unit!

You bet I'm going to wear my new cap to Hawk Ridge! That should be a good trip for breaking in my new birding cap.

Hi Donna,
You got that right! A pretty fair trade for a jar of jelly as far as I'm concerned.

Jayne said...

What a great gift!

Mary said...

Tom is a friend everyone should have. Just a great guy!

My spousal unit has a hat collection but I don't. I'm too darned worried about my hair getting crushed.

I like all of your hats!

Susie said...

Love your hat collection. I often wear hats, and have quite a few (most of mine are everyday and not really special though!)

RuthieJ said...

Hi Jayne,
Mary said it best in her comment, "Tom is a great guy."

Hi Mary,
Once I put that cap on my head on the weekend, it never comes off till I get home--I think "hat head" is every bit as scary as "bed head!"

Hi Susie,
I hope you have collected some good hats from your trips (a special Alaska hat, maybe?)

Larry said...

That's a nice collection of hats!-Always good to switch to a new one every so often.