1947 Mother's Day 'Mother Pin'

It was Mother's Day...Sunday, May 11, 1947...her first Mother's Day.  Her baby daughter was almost three months old.  Her husband was in Japan, and although her parents lived in the same small town, she was the one and only person to mother the baby girl.  And so she did for the rest of her life.
For the past three Mother's Days since her death, I have worn her 'Mother Pin'.  As you might have guessed, it is as special to me as it was to her...for you see...I was there for her first Mother's Day and the day Dad pinned it on her dress.  It was a month or so after Mother's Day in 1947.

Although it isn't marked, the pin likely was made in Japan.  It was a popular Mother's Day gift for service men to send or bring home to their mothers and wives. 

The 'Mother Pin' is one of several pins from my Mother's collection from the 1940's and 1950's.  They are in mint condition as she seldom if ever wore them.  They were always kept in a special wooden box along with a few other precious momentos. 

Now they are 'Family Heirlooms' with precious memories of Mother.


  1. Sweet story and memory. You are always her baby girl and she's keeping an eye on you.

  2. What special thing. Never heard of mothers day pin.
    Coffee is on

  3. Hi Sue - what a lovely memory to have of your mother and father ... so delightful - lovely to have read about it too .. cheers Hilary

  4. I was there for my mother's first Mother's Day too but she didn't get a pin that I know of.


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