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Lost My Treasured Winslow, AZ Cap
We stopped in Windslow, AZ one time. I lost my treasured cap I bought there. Should have bought two.
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cid
August 2, 2019 - 8:25 am
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Did you ever lose something and keep kicking yourself for it?

We were in Winslow, AZ for a night a very few years ago. Yes, there is a corner, so just take it easy.

I bought myself a cap at a very nice little store on one of the corners at the intersection. I loved that gray hat.

Well, we stopped at little Italian restaurant this past Wednesday, after visiting my Mom. I realized at the end of the day that my coveted hat was missing. I back tracked in my mind. I did not have it when I went into the nursing home. I left it in the car. I am positive I did this because I did not want a hat head comment from my mother. Do not even ask.

It was in the car when we left. I remember putting it on when we walked into the restaurant because it was really sunny and I use the brim to keep the sun out of my eyes.

The next day, I was looking for that cap again. I called the restaurant. Nobody turned one it and they took my info in case it turned up. Not holding my breath.

We were going shopping after I called the restaurant and I wanted to use it. It is my favorite. Could not use it. Ended out having to use a Peggy Sue’s Diner cap. It was a place we used to stop at when we were driving from Vegas to north of LA. Fun 50’s theme restaurant. I am hoping I do not lose that one. It is also special. I realize using them presented this risk, but was hoping they would wear out first. I bought them to wear.

I tried Googling for a cap like the one I lost. Could not find one. I did find one store that is on that corner, that has a website. Well, I clicked the link. Of course, “This is the site of future online store for the Route 66 (I think that was the name) store.” I really needed it to be open. They did have a “Contact Us”. I filled out the form. Described my hat. Asked if they had one similar. Asked if they could send prices, photos and possible shipping costs. I have not heard back yet.

I am really disappointed. Fond memories are with that cap. It also fit nicely. I keep looking in the house, but to no avail. I always kept it with my purse so I would have it. It is not hanging on my front door with the magnet clips. I figured that neat way to store caps, and, in the Winter, Winter hats, this past December.

Anyway, I really would like to find that hat. It had a nice meshy material top, sides and back side. The front above the brim was solid material.

I think it is gone forever. It is not in the car.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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August 2, 2019 - 9:42 am
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Woohoo! I just found my cap! It was buried in the deep crevices of my cave, also known as my purse! I did look there a number of times. Unfortunately, it is black inside and out. I have issues with seeing things in items that are black. 

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They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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@cid .  That must be some cap.  Any chance for some pictures?

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August 3, 2019 - 7:48 pm
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@Irv My treasured Winslow, AZ cap:

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It was interesting spending the night there. We only did that once on our many drives back and forth to Vegas.

One time, after we moved to the east coast, we stopped at Vegas for a visit on our way back from CA. I was in an elevator and I was using my Winslow, AZ purse, more like a zipped bag. There was a young lady in the elevator with me.

She said, “Were you in Winslow?” 

I said, “Yes. It was quite fun. They actually do have a corner!”

To which she said, “I know, I live there.”

I chose that stop that time because I am fascinates with the original Route 66, and love that song. Figured it would be a good place to spend the night and “Take It Easy”. The timing was just right at that time. I was not expecting an actual corner dedicated to the song. It was fascinating. Just the thought of standing on the original Route 66 in a area that still felt like the 60’s.

So the cap is very special to me. I bought my favorite brother a Route 66 hat at the Will Rogers stop off Route 40. It was our final trip back to the east because we weren’t spending part of the year in Vegas any longer. I should have bought myself one, too.

That stretch of Route 40 is actually on top of the old Rt 66, if I recall correctly. Some parts of Rt 66 are under the new Route 40, other times the original Route 66 goes off on it old merry original way and then they meet again. I was following it along in the car. I was seeing Pontiac GTO’s, Plymouth Barracudas, Woodies, etc in my mind. Much more interesting than today’s cookie cutter cars.

Ah, fond memories.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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August 3, 2019 - 7:56 pm
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Here is my Peggy Sue’s cap, by the way.

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We stopped there every trip both ways when we drove to CA from Vegas. 

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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Cid, 

How mammoth is your purse, that you could lose a ball cap in?😱

Mark

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August 3, 2019 - 9:21 pm
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 @Mark 

LOL The hat worked its way down to the bottom and was flat on the bottom. It didn’t even fall out when I flipped it over and dumped it. 

You have no idea how many times people ask about my purse and it is not even all that big. There really is not much in it.It has to be large enough for my insulin pump PDM, applesauce pouches in ziploc snack bag in case it leaks, wallet, sunglasses in their case, checkbook. It has lost its ability to hold its shape. It just flops down and I have to search and keep pulling the sides up. I did make one that was sized to hold what I need, and it was nice until the zipper broke. I hate mending, so, it is still waiting for a new zipper. That means I still use my floppy purse I lose things in. 

The hat is just laid over the top of everything before I zip it. It, somehow, worked its way neatly to the bottom.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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August 5, 2019 - 8:13 pm
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Glad that you found it CID!

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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August 5, 2019 - 8:18 pm
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LOL So am I, especially since we do not do that beautiful drive any longer. Don’t miss six nights in a hotel, but we miss the gorgeous drive after you exit Oklahoma. Not to knock Oklahoma, but the scenery is close to what we have here, except for the dirt being red in Oklahoma due to the iron in the soil. Would not want to clean that of the floor after it is tracked in.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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cid said
LOL So am I, especially since we do not do that beautiful drive any longer. Don’t miss six nights in a hotel, but we miss the gorgeous drive after you exit Oklahoma. Not to knock Oklahoma, but the scenery is close to what we have here, except for the dirt being red in Oklahoma due to the iron in the soil. Would not want to clean that of the floor after it is tracked in.

  

Was the hotel in ...cough..in California?  Surprised you were able to leave..

 

I KNOW..sorry.. 😏😁

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August 6, 2019 - 6:53 pm
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No need to be sorry. I love a sense of humor! That was a good one.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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I used to work in Winslow. Have many friends that live there. I go there to officiate sports often, in fact I have a football game there in a couple of weeks. I would have gone and replaced that hat for you if you truly had lost it. I'm glad that you didn't lose it. 

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That is good to know, @Scrap! Pretty sure it will happen sooner or later. I have to find someone near Peggy Sue’s Diner for when that happens.

I really enjoyed Winslow. We walked into a few of the stores on that block. All the workers were so friendly. It was a nice night-over place. Only did it on one of our trips, on the way to Vegas. It was a stop we wanted to make, not a stop that was based on miles and time on the road in our route plan. The timing was not quite right, but we made it fit that one trip. We were glad we did it. Such fun.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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@cid I am glad. I love Winslow. There is a lot there, well maybe not a LOT, but quite a bit. It is one of my favorite towns to go to. I don't do a lot of the shopping thing, but I have a lot of friends over there. Great people in that small town. 

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