Halloween is Coming — What are you writing? wearing?

by Matilda Butler on August 27, 2011

catnav-rosies-daughters-activePost #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.

memoir, memoir writing, Halloween, Rosie's Legacy Bandana, journalingOrders 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.

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