It was a grumpy, gray day, and even the diminutive tete-a-tete daffodils weren’t sufficient consolation. Especially when I had to leave for the office.
I arrived at the library just as my students were leaving a Women’s History Month button making workshop. They were bedecked with the fruits of their labors, and they loved the vintage buttons someone had found on a shelf and decided to share. For me, their enthusiasm was the best part of walk to my office, an unexpected moment of good cheer.
I loved the retro mention of the Oval Office as a goal for women politicians, though it’s hard to say whose campaign distributed that button. Ferraro? Schroeder? And I loved that they let me snap quick pictures of their selections, and that they had an extra to offer to me: