12 March 2013

Family stories stashed in a button jar

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This really neat story found in the Sun Herald, Family stories stashed in a button jar caught my eye.

Another way that we “tell” stories and have items that remind us of historical events and stories.

I was brought up to keep all buttons and to this day I still keep a jar of buttons until it gets full and then they move to my sewing basket.  Unfortunately, it more gets used to replace “lost” buttons since craftsmanship is not what it used to be and the buttons are always falling off purchased items.

Does your family have such a collection? Whether buttons or something else? Or some other “collection” of something a bit unusual or atypical that tells the story of your family?

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