First day out: Stopped at a rest stop on a highway and went to the women's restroom. Received a glare from a woman about my age when she spotted the pin. She was leaving the rest room as I was going in.
Inside there were two young women wearing head scarves and two adorable little girls. One of them smiled at me though I doubt if she spoke English. Cancelled out the glare.
Today: Went to two different international grocery stores that I have been frequenting for over 20 years in another part of the state. Smiles when the pin was spotted. No words exchanged...just a nod and smile.
Went to an American big box grocer locally. Received a few glares by younger people. Anybody over 30 around here probably wouldn't understand the safety pin. They will think I am an old lady who cannot afford jewelry! One bright note: an older Black woman stared at the pin and the smiled and nodded.
This will be an up and down experience. I am not a young woman and I couldn't really protect myself--- let alone anyone else. But, I do have my cell phone, good intentions and a desire to live out the Golden Rule.
To my faithful readers: I have disabled the the comments on this blog. I am a woman of peace and not looking to pick a fight. I am deeply hurt by some of the vicious, violent, mean things I have seen posted on social media by people I didn't know were bigoted. Say prayers for them if you are one who prays. Blessings!
Wishing you the best!
Enjoy your day!