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Thread: Funny Button Box story

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    Junior Member IT_Nana's Avatar
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    Last weekend we kept two of our grandsons overnight. They were playing with Legos on the living room floor when suddenly the 6 year old ask me "Nana, do you have a button box?". I replied that yes I did and went and got my button box as well as my Mother's which I inherited. He and his brother (8) carefully examined the contents for a few minutes then went back to playing with legos. I said "Jake, did you want to make something with the bottons?" He replied, "No, my teacher said that all grandmas have button boxes and I just wanted to see if you did".

    It occured to me that possibly young women do not have button boxes???

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    I do, my daughter does, and each of my grands does-they asked to fill a jar from my vast container of buttons. They make up games to play with them (match colors, size etc.)

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    I do, mine, my mom's and grandmoms. I love buttons!

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    Oh how sweet! My buttons are in a bowl in my sewing room, guess I need to go find an old cigar box!

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    I have button Jars!! I use them for all sorts of things!!

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    I have my buttons in baby food jars.

    I'm younger, 27.

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    I have mine in tins and I also have my mother's, grandmother's and an aunt's all in tins...Wow I never really thought about it, I used to spend hours playing in the button box. I don't know whether my grandkids even know I have button boxes...I'll have to check that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samifel
    I have mine in tins and I also have my mother's, grandmother's and an aunt's all in tins...Wow I never really thought about it, I used to spend hours playing in the button box. I don't know whether my grandkids even know I have button boxes...I'll have to check that out.
    I have mine in tins, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    I have my buttons in baby food jars.

    I'm younger, 27.
    It's refreshing to know that a young person saves buttons!

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    I have buttons I have saved for years and inherited some of my Grandmas. My kids laugh at all my buttons but when my GD needed some for a school project they knew right where to come. LOL

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    I have always had a button 'tin', 'jar' of some kind. I was the one that inherited my moms button 'tin'. I don't think my daughter has a button 'tin' or 'jar, but I'm sure if you looked through her drawers you'd find a few strays...... Step-daughter sews some and I'm sure she has a button 'stash'.... Forgot to add that they are both (gulp) 35.....

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    Yup, I have mine and my mom's. Hers was more organized than mine is.

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    I have my grandma's button box. I inherited it with her treadle. It's an amazing thing; I've never seen one like it. I used to play with the buttons when I was a girl.

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    What a cute thing your grandson said to you!!! :D

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