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.
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.