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Thank God It's Friday the 13th Pin/Button ~ Don't You Dare Leave a Nice Comment ~ EXPLORED

This pin has a bit of history behind it. Over 32 years ago I was at a birthday party for a friend whose birthday occasionally fell on a Friday the 13th. She was wearing this button, and the TGIF slogan was pretty popular at the time; so I thought her button was pretty cool. I guess I went on about it enough that she gave me the button.


I have made it a practice for a over a quarter of a century now, to wear this button every single Friday the 13th that I can remember it.


One big argument in my second marriage was over this. It was the 12th of the month, a Thursday. I had just crawled into bed. My husband was already in bed. I suddenly remembered that the next day was Friday the 13th and I should get my button out of the drawer and onto the dresser where I would see it and not forget to wear it.


Being a grown woman at the time, I felt I could decide to get out of bed again for about 45 seconds. My husband grabbed my wrist, and said, "Where are you going" Come back to bed!" I told him it would only take a little while, less than a minute to get it out." He demanded that I stay in bed. He said I wouldn't forget it, don't worry. As it was, I never forgot the whole occasion of trying to remember it and being scolded as a small child trying to get out of taking a nap might have been.


It has been a long time since that happened, and I now treasure my freedom to remind myself of things in the way I wish to, and to go to bed or stay in bed or not, also as I wish. Sometimes if I want to remember to buy laundry detergent or some such thing, I will leave the empty container right in front of the door; so there is no way I can leave the house without noticing and remembering. I have only met a few people in my life who admit to these types of memory tricks, but I am pretty sure there are more of us.


Anyway, I wore the button today. It is getting pretty worn, but it is just a fun thing to do. The friend who gave it to me sort of drifted away. I haven't seen her in years. I always think kindly of her, though.


This should address "My Life As" a quirky person. Also, MyStory as a tiny part of my life. Also Sentimental Things and Places.


Happy Friday the 13th to all.


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