Follow me on my local (Alameda) real estate blog! MarilynSchumacher.com I was laying in bed the other morning, not thinking too much about anything. Then I looked at my closet shelves and realized that there were several hats wrapped up in plastic bags. They've been there for years, and years, and yes, more years. So tonight I took them down from the shelves and opened up the history, filled with dust and memories. My favorites are the ones that Carl wore. *One came from the wall downstairs, where it's been hanging because it was too big for the shelves. The hand-woven 'pineapple' hat has a mini-bird that sways in the wind. We got this in Oahu after finishing the Transpac race...I think the boat (one of his designs, an Express 37) tied for 3rd place in our division. Me and my five best boyfriends made up the crew. Took us 11.5 days from LA Harbor to Honolulu. These were experienced guys having lots of Transpac races between them. Me...I was the novice.