Re: Wear somebody's pin
I graduated from high school in 1962, at which time many girls wore the "letter jackets" or "letter sweaters" of their boyfriends. Sometimes the class ring was worn on a chain around their necks. Of course, the jackets usually were much larger than what the girl would usually wear. We got our class rings during the junior year,so they weren't worn as long.
In college, then, I attended a number of "pinning" ceremonies, where the boy's frat would serenade the girl's sorority.....this was pre-engagement.
I don't know why the practice would have subsided, at least within the Greek system on today's campuses.
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