11 October 2011Featured Fans
Hi CG Fans! This week we wanted to give a CG shout out to Maggie, one of our loyal customers! Maggie has used Customized Girl to customize tees for various occasions with her friends and family. Below is Maggie’s story!
“Hi!! My name is Maggie Cate Cunha and i will soon be making (hopefully) my THIRD group order through your site! Our First group expieriance with the site started when My husbands 86 year old grandmother and I were having a conversation about where the term FIGAWI came from. I had heard a story run on the news about FIGAWI weekend. It stems from years before.
The event began under informal circumstances on a late night in 1972 when three close friends sat at the corner table of Baxter’s Boathouse in Hyannis. The three sailors sat and talked shop, as usual good natured ribbing ensued, boasts escalated and finally, a challenge was put forth: “I bet I can sail to Nantucket faster than you.”
The sailors decide to race from Hyannis to the Island on Memorial Day Weekend in a test of speed and seamanship. Luby won that first three-boat regatta aboard Red Rooster and a classic Cape Cod sailing event was born.
So much fun was had that first outing that that winter over a giant wheel of cheese at the Old Yarmouth Inn , Joe and Bob Horan decided to organize the event and give the race its name. Its a closely held secret whose wife or girlfriend lacked the appropriate sense of direction and said, “Where the F*ck are we?!” = “Where the Figawi?” which spawned the race’s name, Figawi
My Husbands grandmother laughed till tears came into her eyes when I asked her if she had heard the term. I really thought she would have no idea. Before i could explain she had her hand above her eyes like she was searching the horizon and said “Where the Figawi?”, She then went on to share a family story of her husband (who has been deceased for years). It was like she went back in time remembering going on family trips and when they misread the map (<— funny for us to think about) and they were lost….her husband would say that’s ok “we’re the Figawi tribe!”
We decided to honor that memory by making Tribe t-shirts to wear at the pool on the weekends we all spent together!! It has caused some weird looks from the neighbors and lots of laughs for us!
Our first group of shirts were such a hit we decided to make a second batch!!!
As a group of friends from college we were running a race in NY. There was one friend who couldn’t be with us. We decided to honor him and dedicate our run to him. We took his picture and put it on the shirts. Then everyone put their favorite saying from Steve on their shirt… United yet different lol. People asked us about them all day and we got to tell them about Steve and how he was with us in Spirit!!
My sister in law is getting married soon! so the next order MIGHT BE the biggest order yet! and I’m excited for the new memories it will create!!!”
Making custom t-shirts is a great way to forever remember any event, and here at Customized Girl, we have a ton of affordable options to help you create one of a kind pieces. With our no minimums policy, you can design an individual item, or large group orders. And with our uploading option, customizing can be even more personal. Upload your own art for completely unique apparel! Whether it’s for a run, or just for fun, CustomizedGirl.com is the perfect for your personalizing needs!