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SoCS: Pins, Buttons, and What NOT to Drink

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 Here’s today’s prompt: “pin.” Use it as a noun, use it as a verb, use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

Remember bobby pins? My mom had a lot. There might even be one around here. They were for your hair, like mini barrets. She would put her hair up in little pincurls and sleep in them overnight with an x of double bobby pins in each curl. Better than those big plastic curlers in the days before curling irons or whatever people are using these days.

Straight pins could be (and still are) useful for sewing a hem or keeping two pieces of fabric lined up while you sew them together with a needle.

Pintrest is so full of everything. I don’t keep up with my account. There are only so many hours in a day and so many other things to do.

I don’t wear many pins. My mom had a lot. I pinned her angel pin to the lapel of my black blazer which I used to wear a lot but have not worn in a long time. Maybe I’ll wear it this Christmas.

How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? I guess it depends on the size of the angels, and several other factors that have something to do with divine magic.

There are also pins that I have called buttons – campaign buttons, cause buttons, save the whales buttons – but they are really pins, because they have pins and you can wear them on your shirt or purse, or whatever. I had a big collection once. Now it’s smaller and kept in a glass container in the kitchen. Why in the kitchen? I have no idea. One button/pin says, “Get stoned. Drink wet cement.” When I was a substance abuse counselor, one of my clients gave that to me. It was funny. And weird. (Do NOT drink wet cement!)

Now I’m going to my pictures and type in “pin” and see where that leads.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

18 thoughts on “SoCS: Pins, Buttons, and What NOT to Drink

  1. Great stream, JoAnna. I canceled my Pinterest account. I realized it was just another way to waste my day. My sister was a master at pin curls – a skill I never mastered. I have a few pins in my jewelry box – several from Sarah Coventry – remember that?

  2. I remember Bobby Pins, JoAnna. My mom used to try to curl my hair and I had to sleep in those horrible things. My hair never stayed curly for long, so she gave it up. It wasn’t worth the effort. Strangely, my hair has now gone quite wavy.

  3. As usual I meant love this 💜💜💜💜

  4. Your post took me down Memory Lane 🙂 I laughed on reading the button/pin that says “Get stoned. Drink wet cement.” It also reminded me of a Haiku poem I wrote in December 2010 during a difficult time with my sons: “Tattered pin cushion / punctured with pins and needles. / Heart of a mother.”

  5. Well done, JoAnna. I enjoyed following this stream.

  6. I thoroughly enjoyed this post, JoAnna!

    “Make America kind again.” is a wonderful, timely message!

    The dragonfly on the clothes pin is a great shot that reminded me of an experience early this morning. As I was sitting on the front porch drinking my tea, a very large dragonfly kept circling around near me. I don’t know what tiny insects he may have been protecting me from, but I had fun watching him!

    Have a great day! ❤

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