I've done my best but way, way better than that, I've had a couple of my friends that ARE good at this sort of sleuthing trying to help me figure this out. We've got hints, a couple of hunches (which I won't divulge here to prevent sending things off in a wrong direction) of rough ideas of where this item's origins are.
It was in my dad's sister's things but that isn't really much of a clue. She spent her entire life living with her parents, didn't get out much on her own and for all I know, didn't correspond independently with people outside of close family and family friends. My best guess is that this is either something that was given to her or as in many of the discoveries I've been making in clearing out mom and dad's house, this is something that belonged or was given to her mother or dad (my grandparents).
As I've been mentioning, Gramp was never overseas, instead serving his country in Georgia and Indiana during the first World War and I don't think this is the City Seal from Terre Haute but then I shouldn't be assuming anything!
So, this is the piece of gold-colored jewelry that I found in one drawer of auntie's jewelry box. Anyone out there in Radioland recognize the symbols, the meaning, the origin, club, organization, group, .....anything?
If you can provide a clue or know someone else that might help, I'd sure appreciate hearing about it. Not that big of deal in the grand scheme of things but I've become very curious about this.
On a more relevant front, it's cold, it's snowy and things are happening in the garage but that's not all. The State of Minnesota got richer today. The way I've done it in the past and how I expect to do it again....as the machines come into the shop to get ship-shape for Spring, their 'reward' is an updated license tab. No one gets a sticker until they've been processed. There are a few machines with plates designated CLASSIC which means they are perpetually Good To Go and don't get these trophies.
Then there's this.....
Basecamp remains in place on the Desktop, mapping, roads, campsites, Places Of Interest are accumulating as the daylight grows.
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