Pins and Brooches
I have always been a collector of pins and brooches from my preteen-years right up to the present. Looking back through old photographs and yearbooks I see many of the pins I still have and love to wear. One of the best things about this collection is the wearing but they also are fun to display as art. Along with my own pins I have many that belonged to my grandmother and my mother.
When Madeline Albright was Secretary of State she became famous for her pin collection; writing a book about her collection and its meaning. Her book is entitled Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box. When the collection went on a national tour, I was able to attend. I thought “great minds think alike!”