I’ve been subscribing to a magazine for a while that’s called “Reminisce.” It covers a lot of nostalgia pieces, with photos, of the twentieth century. I personally enjoy the old car photos and articles that get into provenance.
Every month there’s a contest held, and readers have to search for “Hattie’s Hatpin.” It’s not as simple as it sounds. Hattie’s Hatpin is basically an extremely thin black two or three inch line with a slightly rounded end. It can be anywhere in the magazine, hidden in photos that could range from vintage cartoons to old photos of couples on their wedding day. And a lot of these photos are dark…and black and white. Last month’s hatpin was hidden at the bottom of an old photo of vintage stainless steel pop-up cups, and you could barely…just barely…see the pointed end of the hatpin.
But I found it this month, and fast. In one of the naughtiest places. I’m not going to give away any spoilers, because I’m sure someone, somewhere, will google “Hattie’s Hatpin October/November,” and this blog post will come up. But I can give a few hints for those who still might be looking.
As I said, it’s not easy to find. A dirty mind might help you this time. And this month it’s even harder than ever, no pun intended.
Hint #1…It’s on an even number page where there are only two photos.
Hint#2…It’s hidden in a place where gay men and women might tend to look first.
Hint#3…The only reason I actually found it this month is because it’s in a place where gay men and women might tend to look first.
Hint#4…It’s hidden in a black and white photo this month.
Hint#5…The publishers might kill me for this, but it’s sort of hanging well in the photo, and in a very seductive place most people might not think of looking at first.
If these hints help anyone, feel free to e-mail me and let me know. I’m not sure if the editors had a sense of humor this month, or if good old Hattie’s Hatpin was hidden there on purpose. But I certainly didn’t mind. In fact, I found it faster this month than ever before.