Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Brown and Pins

I like the color brown..earthy..most of the interior of our home is decorated in warm shades of brown.

I have a hard time with the outside browns. Blah brown mixed with shades of grey. How wonderful…

Brown yard with a Chickadee flag

This is our yard to the east looking north.  I put up a chickadee flag to brighten things up.  Yes, that is a clothes pin holding the flag in place.  When the wind blows it will blow that flag right off of the holder and I will have to walk around in the woods looking for it..I still have a flag lost out there someplace. Since that loss.. the clothes pin does a good job.

Now this is a highly scientific survey..how many of you have heard the term “Pin Money?”

Far Guy insists that he had never heard that term before.  We were conversing..I said “OH so and so thought that she was working for pin money when in fact she was working to buy groceries and pay rent.”  Far Guy said “What is pin money?”  I replied “A woman’s money that she can use to buy pins or whatever else she desires.”   Hat pins, stick pins, clothes pins..fabric..rugs ( my Aunt Toots took a job once because she wanted new throw rugs in her kitchen). 

Far Guy said “Oh..like us guys have fun money..you women have pin money?”  Yes dear.

I suppose he has never heard of “Egg Money” either..my Mom had egg money..from the sale of eggs..but egg money was usually used to buy groceries not pins:)

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28 comments:

  1. I'm in the UK and I've heard of 'pin money' Years ago, before women had to go out to work to help out with household expenses etc (ie. married and didn't have to work) many used to have little part-time jobs to earn 'pin money'. Just a small wage that gave them a little income of their own to spend on what they wanted, so they didn't have to rely on the hubby for money other than the housekeeping.

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  2. Not really sure I had heard of pin money either. Egg money, yes. Hmmmm,
    not sure about Far Guy but I'm thinking the guy's fun money is generally more than the gal's pin money.

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  3. Yes, I have heard the term, pin money and egg money...and all of mine goes in the fun money pot!

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  4. I must be out of the loop, because I've never heard the term pin money. Egg money is a familiar term though.

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  5. I remember "pin money and egg money". Of course I'm no "spring chicken" either. Both of my grandmothers used to have pin money; my mother had "house" money. Now I think it is all just called fun money.

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  6. Of course I had to go to Google to find out where it came from, since I've know of the term "pin money" for a long time. Turns out one of Henry VIII's wives introduced pins from England into society and they were expensive enough that women had to be given an allowance to buy them, hence called "pin money."

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  7. I have heard that term but it has been years ago:)

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  8. I've heard the term "pin money" and another that my Mom used growing up was the "meat kitty" or "???? kitty" which was the savings account or stash for meat or ????

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  9. I have heard of both pin and egg money. Never knew the history of the word 'pin' makes sense. I just call that kind of money.....MY STASH!!!

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  10. It came rushing forward from the far back recesses of my brain. Though I'm sure it wasn't from my mother, unless she was quoting someone else, she would never openly consider any money frivolous, let alone the money she worked for, for you know, it was because of her job that we were financially okay. Sorta like how my oldest sister raised me. Barker women have a tendency to hyperbolize their importance.

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  11. No I don't think I've ever heard that term before! I like brown also, its so warm and cozy.

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  12. My grandmother used egg money for everything as her husband didn't want her to have money in which to spend. It kept food on the table and cloth to buy for aprons and clothes.

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  13. Pin money is quite a common expression in the UK.

    It's brown here too - the branches are bare. Waiting for the snow!

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  14. I like earthy colours too, including greens. We've got lots of green here, and unless it's a really hard winter, we'll have it until Spring.
    Yep, heard of pin money, although I don't think my mother ever used that expression. Maybe from all the books I used to read...? Well I still read books, although not in the quantity I did as a teenager. Drying dishes, in the bath, you can read while just about doing anything:)

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  15. I think if you took a poll, us "older" folk have heard of pin money and the young uns have not. It would be fun to think of lots of terms that go way back.

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  16. Yes, you like brown...notice your header...

    We had egg money...I remember once helping Mom get together some eggs for a customer and I was so cool that I was swinging my arms as I opened the frig...hit the egg carton and broke the eggs...it was awful, I felt so bad...Mom didn't say much, just gave me that look that Mother's have...Memories...I miss my Mom...now you brought a tear to my eye...got to hit the john to cry in private...

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  17. I've heard of both pin and egg money.

    For me, pin money was a little cash set aside to go bowling!

    Dreary days outside - got to find the color where you can!

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  18. Egg money, I'm totally familiar with. But outta of all the sayin's I've heard pin~money is not one of 'em. Far Guy does not stand alone!

    Woohoo...I've learned somethin' here today!

    God bless ya and have a marvelous day sweetie!!!

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  19. Oh, yeah, I know what "pin money" is. I can't even remember when I first heard of it. And I know what egg-money is too, used to go to the feed store w/ my grandmother to take eggs & cream to buy chicken feed in feedsacks! This kinda dates me, right?

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  20. I think pin money is related to mad money. I've heard both terms, but rarely have either.

    I love the look of your yard.

    Have a good Tuesday!

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  21. Egg money I heard from the farmers in the family. Pin money I have always known, but couldn't tell you where from.

    I love these terms people used to use frequently but are getting lost in time. I hadn't heard either of these for years! :)

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  22. Yes I've herad of pin & egg money. I now call mine kitting and weaving money. LOL

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  23. INTERESTING. This is what I know. Another take on it. Comes from bowling in the 1950's and 1960's in Michigan. Pin money is all the money members of a bowling league put aside for the night's prize. The person who gets the highest number of pins knocked down for that night wins the pin money. I call that extra stash of cash I have that nobody else knows about my MAD money.

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  24. I have certainly heard of "pin money" although I have never managed to get my hands on any. I am reduced to siphoning money from the Joint Account in the hope that the GLW doesn't notice.

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  25. Pin money, I know that term....but I haven't heard it for awhile.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  26. Oh yes I do know the term pin money. And I have needed it so often off and on in my life!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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  27. And then there was cream money! We milked three or four cows and sold cream. Mom used the money to by food staples from the store.

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  28. yes... back in the recesses of my mind I've heard the term pin money.

    Now I started thinking about Fun money.. and then I thought perhaps instead of Far Guy he should be Fun Guy. But then everyone would think he was a mushroom!

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