Happy Birthday, Matilda

by Kendra Bonnett on February 5, 2012

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I hope you’ll join me today in wishing Matilda a very Happy Birthday. She’s in Oregon celebrating with her family…naturally she did all the cooking!

Dare I say it? Well, yes I should since she “outed” me last June when I turned 60. Matilda is 70 years young today. What’s so cool about this is she and Rosie the Riveter are the same age. The Rosie the Riveter poster also was “born” in 1942. In fact, we’re celebrating Rosie’s birthday all this year. It’s why in addition to our Rosie bandanas we’ve created our commemorative Rosie the Riveter Collar Pins and Zipper Pulls.

I can’t think of better way to celebrate Matilda and Rosie than by wearing your official Rosie employment collar pin (just like the one in the poster). I’ve reposted Matilda’s description of both below, but I just want to add that if you love Rosie the Riveter and all that she stands for today, these little accessories let you show your connection every day. And they’re great conversation starters.

So join me in celebrating two wonderful women today–Matilda AND Rosie.

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We’ve had many requests for one over the years, but knew it would take a lot of research to do this right. Finally, this fall, we tackled the job. To learn more about the history of Rosie the Riveter’s pin, actually her employment badge, and how we created it, just click here.

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Then we came up with the idea of a Rosie the Riveter Zipper Pull. It’s just a little smaller than our Rosie Collar Pin — perfect to wear on all your jackets and vests. We never leave the house without one one.

They’re fun, inexpensive, and great conversation starters. Wear one proudly to declare that you are an empowered woman. To order yours today, just click here.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Matilda Butler February 6, 2012 at

Kendra:

Thank you for your birthday wishes. My birthday celebrate was great. Look for photos soon.

-Matilda

Sharon Lippincott February 11, 2012 at

Happy birthday, Matilda! Many more to come.

I notice Westinghouse’s name on the border of the Rosie button. You and Rosie have outlasted Westinghouse (the company my husband retired from when it was still intact). Its remains are owned by over a dozen companies including CBS, and Toshiba is trying to sell the piece they own. Viva Rosie. Good on you gals for helping keep her vital.

Jamuna Advani February 13, 2012 at

Sorry for my belated birth day wish. Many Many Happy Returns of the Day Matilda. Hope You and kendra will bring some of the collar pins and zipper pull at the Austin Conference for people to buy. I would love to buy for myself.

Sherrey Meyer February 14, 2012 at

Matilda, belated wishes for a wonderful 70th and a full year ahead! I’m excited about the collar pin and zipper pull. I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m a Rosie daughter — mom worked at a plant in Nashville, TN working on airplane parts and she truly bucked rivets on wings and such. Thanks for all you and Kendra do to keep Rosie in the forefront of our women’s stories.

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