HOW TO KEEP YOUR POPPY FROM FALLING OFF
Remembrance Day is Monday, which means most of us have gone through at least 2 poppies already. Personally I think they are designed to fall out (or hurt us in some way). A straight pin strategically placed to poke us every time we get in the car and put on the seat belt. Here are a few tips to stop your poppy from falling off (or hurting you)…
Eraser: Tear or cut off a bit of an eraser, push the pin through your coat then add the eraser bit to the end, and voila! (Note: In this case, white-out is a poor substitute for an eraser.)
Duct Tape: Either push your poppy through your coat and tape the pin down, covering the entire needle, or push the pin through, then wrap tape around the needle, preventing it from falling out. (And if duct tape won’t do it, it would be reasonable to believe that NOTHING will…)
Safety Pin: Pull your poppy’s pin out entirely and replace it with a safety pin.
Lapel Pin: Remove the needle and push through a flag pin. Then take the back and clasp it down, securing the poppy in place (although I’ve heard some veterans may be offended by someone “altering the poppy”).
Bend the Pin: Push the pin through your jacket. Then using a pair of pliers, carefully bend the needle so that it won’t easily slip out. (Or slip in – to your skin- be careful doing this!)
Weave the Pin: Try weaving the pin through your coat material. (Then sit back and watch the magical “unweaving”)
Bottom line… please wear a poppy “Lest We Forget”
(Personally I think I’ll stick to my tried-and-true method of buying 30 poppies and replacing them as I go!)