Post #73 – Women’s Memoirs, News – Kendra Bonnett and Matilda Butler
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.
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.
ROSIE THE RIVETER ZIPPER PULL. We fell in love with our Rosie the Riveter pin and wore it everyplace. It became my favorite piece of jewelry. It was a great way to get into conversations with people when they asked what I had on my collar. But then winter came and my Rosie pin was buried under a coat.
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.