Saturday, March 4, 2017


Since November, I had been wearing a safety pin as a small solidarity symbol.  Yesterday, a woman said, "Oh, I see you know about not getting shocked when you touch somebody else."  Obviously, I looked dumbfounded as she pointed to the safety pin on my lapel.  I told her that I had never heard of that and she continued, "Oh, yes, it works and if you wear one in the hem of your pants, it prevents static cling."

Intrigued, I looked up the history of the lowly safety pin and learned that it was invented in 1849 by Walter Hunt.  I also learned other helpful hints about the safety pin:

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