The Giant Turd Hat
So, Zina, in true gov't employee fashion, comes up with the idea that "we" should make a "hat" to commemorate Gary's 40th consecutive AMI meeting. Zina & Cassio bought heavy piano wire (impervious to cutting or bending with hand-tools) and "we" set out to create a hat from scratch.
At some point, I announced that it was a giant turd, and that Gary wouldn't be caught dead wearing it.
We went into town and bought a nice straw Stetson, and made a "cowboy belt buckle" emblem for the crown of the hat. I failed to get pix of that.