Buttons, Buttons, Buttons!

When I was at AWOL my good friend, Marilyn Kinsey, asked me to sort our late friend, Debbie Chance’s, buttons to see if there was lots of money in them. Randall had given them to Marilyn to bring. I got several boxes out of her car and started sorting. When I got through that afternoon I took them to Marilyn and told her what types were in each bag. Well, I got it screwed up. I had sorted all of Marilyn buttons. She told me  if there were any I wanted just pull them out. I made my little pile of 20 buttons.  She pulled  out a few baggies and said, “Now. you take the rest.” Oh, MY! How nice of her. Then I sorted Debbie’s button. Well, I started. It took me two days to go through the two big tubs when I got home. I called Marilyn and told her that there wasn’t a great deal of money involved and that there were no metals, no Victorian,  not many of several colors and just no many of any value. About an hour later I got a call from Marilyn and she said that Randall’s family had already gotten what they wanted and he wanted me to have all the buttons!! Such a nice remembrance.  Thank you both.

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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2 Responses to Buttons, Buttons, Buttons!

  1. Ruth Harris says:

    I’m so jealous of your button gifts!!

  2. Jim Gatling says:

    My button closet runneth over.

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