I don't know if my mother actually used these or not. Another in a long line of questions I wish she were still around to answer. It would be awfully convenient if Higher Power would devise a quickie question and answer system with the deceased. Like a walkie talkie to the dead. Nothing deep and meaningful. No "Why didn't you ever tell me you loved me?" stuff. Just a quick in-and-out: "Mom did you actually use sterling silver diaper pins on a poopy, stinky baby?"
At least my children will know that I did not use these diaper pins; I didn't even use cloth diapers - they can thank me later for killing the planet. And by the time I have grandchildren, I'm sure cloth will be so fully back in style that these (hopefully cleaned) pins can hold a soggy diaper in place.
But more than likely, I'll be the one needing diapers by then so - ha! - jokes on me. I will have to use them after all... Always good to see an heirloom come full circle ;)
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