Think back about …

Buttons, Pins, and Badges

As we head into the final ten days before the election, there’s a good chance many of us are adorned with buttons, pins, and badges. Boomers likely have collections of them, dating back decades, for various causes and candidates. Think back … What are some of your favorites? Why did you wear them? Were the candidates or causes successful? What were you saying about yourself by wearing them? Share your buttons, pins, and badges stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Featured Story

Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?
And the winner is: My aunt Ruth!  I’ve written about my Aunt Ruth and her buttons here and in my book. She inspired me to [...]

Readers’ Choice

Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow
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Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow was Bill Clinton's campaign song.
A Few Small Tokens and Buttons
I describe a few buttons and tokens from my past, and today’s sticker, “I Voted”.
Badges and Buttons in the Drawers and on the Shelves of an Addled Mind
Buttons and badges are a way of preserving memories. They may not be the most important memories, for who knows why we kept [...]
Joey’s button
I knew Grandma Geitel as a seamstress, a maker of chicken soup with knaidelach, someone who drank hot tea in a glass with [...]
Badges? I ain’t got no stinkin’ badges.*
Alas, I have no buttons, pins or badges. Well, I do have a David Bowie pin, a couple peace pins, and a Save The Whales pin. [...]
Signs of election times
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Trump signs are thankfully MIA, and Biden signs are relatively rare, since this preference is assumed.
I’m Persisting, I’m Speaking, and I’m Voting
Random thoughts from a nasty woman facing a long winter … One of my favorite political memes is “Nevertheless, she [...]
Reflections of the Times
  I have never worn my “heart on my sleeve”. We’ve given a LOT of money in this campaign cycle, more [...]
Nuthin’ on Buttons
This will be a pretty short story because, as my title pretty obviously foreshadows, I don’t have much to say on this [...]
A Sign on the Doorpost
Our post-war Manhattan apartment building recently underwent a major renovation –   new elevators and new lobby [...]

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Her mouth rounded as she faced us and said, "This is Oh--Oh--repeat after me:
September 13, 2015
Cakequake
"[D]isasters" are inherently subjective; they are in the eye of the beholder.  As Mel Brooks noted, "Tragedy is when I cut [...]
Prompted By Disasters
August 21, 2018

Think back about …

Buttons, Pins, and Badges

As we head into the final ten days before the election, there’s a good chance many of us are adorned with buttons, pins, and badges. Boomers likely have collections of them, dating back decades, for various causes and candidates. Think back … What are some of your favorites? Why did you wear them? Were the candidates or causes successful? What were you saying about yourself by wearing them? Share your buttons, pins, and badges stories forward.

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