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Whither RS patches?

I have my patches from 2019 and covid-canceled 2020 but, looking around the forum, I see no mention of a 2023 patch, which I did not receive anyway.

Posted by
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I tossed all I got--I'm sure I'm not the only one who had no use for them.

If they do decide to do them again, maybe they could make them an optional item in the tour kit. Tic the box if you want one.

Posted by
103 posts

I miss the patches. I understand the need for cost-cutting.

Posted by
1259 posts

I tossed all I got--I'm sure I'm not the only one who had no use for them.

Cogent. Equally sure you're not; every party has at least one.

Posted by
4 posts

Gosh Darn - I was so looking forward to my 2023 patch ☹️

Posted by
14 posts

I put mine on my bulletin board next to my favorite photos. I was pretty bummed not to get one last year. Maybe this year? They are pretty special!

Posted by
1259 posts

"What do you do with them??"

Sewn to my personal item, they are strange attractors for life's whimsy; triangular talismans, easily recognized at a distance, leading to random encounters with others of the cult. Great conversation starters, often accompanied by espresso and croissant. In small places, like elevators, i can find myself in carryon-only religious discourse with global travelers who have names like Muffy, Clarence, Biff, and Suze. And, they think, one meets the most curious people.

Posted by
734 posts

They can make nice Christmas tree ornaments that remind us of our travels together through the years. Place them inside the clear glass bulbs - they look nice and stay clean. Maybe some flat pieces of glass might work to sandwich them into a decoration.