Post #13– Women’s Memoirs, Rosie the Riveter – Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett
Today I received an email announcing the upcoming Halloween Book Festival. Entries are due no later than October 1. Halloween already? Yes, Kendra and I also have evidence that her favorite holiday is on its way.
Orders for our Rosie the Riveter bandana are starting to come in fast and furious. As you may know, Kendra and I designed and sell the only authentic Rosie the Riveter Legacy Bandana. This all got started when we began making presentations about our collective memoir, Rosie’s Daughters: The “First Woman To” Generation Tells Its Story. We wanted to wear a Rosie the Riveter bandana and couldn’t find one — at least not one that looked like the one Rosie wore with its random white polka-dots on the red background.
After checking fabric stores and even ordering some fabric online, we just couldn’t get the large white polka-dots on the right color of red. Never to be deterred, we studied the famous poster of Rosie the Riveter and worked with a graphic artist to create a bandana just like the one that Rosie wore. Then we added our Rosie logo with the message: We Can Do It…Pass It On.
Whether you’re considering your Halloween costume or not, we think you’ll have fun watching our Rosie the Riveter Bandana video with images of women wearing their bandanas during World War II as well as today:
And if you decide to be a Rosie the Riveter this Halloween, we hope you’ll consider purchasing our Rosie Bandana. Rosie stood for strength, courage, and empowerment and our bandana definitely gives you the empowered look.
Memoir Writing Halloween ContestAnd while we've got you thinking about Halloween, we suggest you consider entering our memoir writing contest in September (deadline September 30). Here are the details:
Memoir Writing Contest #8 for 2011: Deadline is September 30, 2011. Memoir Writing Contest Topic: Halloween, Halloween, Halloween. As you may know by now, Halloween is Kendra’s favorite holiday. Our Rosie the Riveter bandana is always popular to create an easy and inexpensive and EMPOWERED look for a Halloween party or even for handing out treats to the children who ring your doorbell. Send us your story of a halloween costume or halloween party. Maybe you’ll recall the excitement of going out trick or treating with your parents or when you first took your child for the candy walk. The winner(s) will be published in October.
You'll find more information here: Women’s Memoir Writing Contest.