It happened several years ago, (I'm guessing around ten of them), the 'old navy man' came home from work with a package. He said he had stopped for lunch in one of the little towns he used to go through to get to his job. He knew every little town (and it's substations) in the northern half of Arkansas. Being a substation repairman for Entergy, he drove all over the place. In the heat of summer and sometimes the ice of winter......off he'd go early each morning and arrive home late in the evening. That day, after stopping for a quick lunch, he decided to take a few minutes to run into a little flea market nearby. He wanted to bring me something.
That was Mr. Eaton....always thinking of someone else. So, this is the box he brought home. A vintage button box filled with lots of buttons...some old, some not so old. All beautiful to me!
It's heavy for it's size and filled with many, many buttons. I immediately dumped the contents on the table to take a look. What fun that was! He was pleased I liked the gift. I have never removed a button from this box and each time I open it, I remember that day. It has become even more special over time.
Earlier today when I decided I was going to post the box and it's contents, I thought it only fitting to pour them out and push the buttons into a heart shape. (That was FUN!) He would have given me a great big smile!
Something cheery on a winter's day! And, also a lovely memory.
I'm spending part of each day, now, finding things around the house that hold memories and yet inspire me to make new things too. You can think of many new things to make when you look at the old things you have collected over time. As 'they' say..."everything old is new again."
This box of buttons is a special treasure from a very special person.
I hope you might feel inspired also.
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until next time