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Posted 4 years ago

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JimLinderman
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A coincidence all these somewhat risque and trite platitude pins are patriotic red white and blue? Nope...and I'll tell you why. During World War Two, not only was there a shortage of able bodied men at home, it was also virtually a woman's responsibility to nurture our soldiers...even to the extent of, well...encouragement. Rosie the Riveter in a skirt! Pins were a way of welcoming the boys to a USO club, a way of adding humor to a pretty dismal time in our history, a way of adding some encouragement to a kid who would soon be leaving (or returning) to battle. President Obama spoke last night of heroes...These pins indicate even sexual sleaze played a heroic role for the greatest generation, trite or not...and the heroes in this case were offering warm, humorous appreciation with implied comfort to other heroes on the way to a future unimaginable.

Collection of patriotic sexual innuendo pins, circa 1940 Collection Jim Linderman

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  1. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 4 years ago
    Oh Jim I have so many of these things. My Mother collected political pins forever, well at the least 60 some years. The higher end ones were easy to get rid of. Some were picked up by Tom Slater for an auction. Now I still have hundreds, and in this bunch are these. In the last 6 years of slowly unloading them this is the first time I have ever seen anyone that actively collects these pins. I think they are fun myself, but just hadn't seen anyone that actually collected them before.
  2. jackofalltrades, 4 years ago
    Short story about buttons . My wife borrowed my car to take her two sisters shopping and noticed she needed gas . She handed the gas cap key to the attendant (this dates the story ! )not realizing that there was a button stuck to the gas key fob . The attendant stared at the three unattended ladies while filling the car with this goofy smile on his face . He handed back the keys and then handed back the button which said ...BITE THE ONE YOU LOVE ! She paid and left quick without an explanation and didn't stop at that station for a long time . Jack P.S. the button was a promotion from a local Pup an Taco .
  3. hotkitties, 3 years ago
    "Slip it to me" was that before "Sock it to me"?
  4. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 7 months ago
    And I thought it was; "SLIP IT (that joint) TO ME. I must be reading too much about Colorado's new law and how it's working out. RER

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