When there were time constraints, she would write one letter and copy it for everyone. Greetings were sent whenever she knew about a special event, like a birthday.
received a letter from a soldier that was depressed and discouraged. She pondered as to how she could help lift his spirits. It was then that she noticed that at work there were paper clips of various colors. Georgia
After the war ended,
received one of the pictures of her hand holding the yellow paper clip, and on the back were over 150 signatures of people that had been given her "hug." Georgia
During the years,
named other paper clips. Pink came to mean a kiss, green was for good luck, and so on. Years later, Georgia was giving a class as part of a seminar for positive thinking. She shared with the members of the class her paper clip symbolism, and made a bracelet of multicolored paper clips for each of them. Georgia
One of the women exclaimed "So you're the one!"
The class member told
that she was visiting her brother and needed something to hold papers together. She had noticed a yellow paper clip on the refrigerator held there with a magnet. She borrowed the paper clip for her papers. Georgia
When the brother saw it, he grabbed it and scolded her, and told her never to touch the yellow paper clip again. Now she knew why.
No one will never know how far her message has spread, nor how many lives have been touched by a simple yellow paper clip.