Not just for Christmas! LOL Although the timing was almost perfect.You can not even imagine how unbearable it is to be in my vicinity. I am wearing it as I type this post. Someone in work wanted to "discuss" a certain matter with me and I said "Hang on a sec" and got out my tiara.
You know the Milblog Conference is April 9th and 10th....I'll be the one in the tiara!
It came with a very nice letter from fellow blogger B. Walthrop.
"As the self-proclaimed "Princess Crabby", and unquestionable female royalty of the Navy Blogosphere, I thought it right and just for you to have the crown you deserve.
It took a little longer than I anticipated to track someone down who was willing to part with their tiara, but I was finally successful.
While it is not the most beautiful headwear, the CDR/CAPT tiara is a pretty rare piece of kit, and I have no doubt that one day soon the uniform board will remove it from the Navy inventory. Up until 1972, this was the required headwear for female officers and chiefs when they got all gussied up in their "mess dress" uniform. In 1972, the tiara became an optional uniform item, and I have only seen one worn during my 14 year career.
I hope this finds you well and that you have the happiest of holiday seasons. Your work on behalf of the Navy is greatly appreciated, and you deserve to be "crowned" for your efforts.