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Days Gone By.... By: Rebecca Hudson

February 20, 2013

In a way, button boxes or jars are time capsules - a glimpse into a time gone by. 
I remember one rainy afternoon when the incessant complaints of "I'm bored" became just too much for my mom to bear, and she sat me down in front of her button box with instructions to group the odd assortment of buttons into families, attaching them together with a needle and thread.

It was pure tedium yet at the same time sheer delight on my part, because for as long as I could remember, I had been fascinated by mom's button box.  And still I am today. 

In a way, botton boxes or jars are time capsules - a glimpse into a time gone by.  Just as a crazy quilt is constructed of memories, one patch at a time, a button box is filled with morsels of yesterday - it's all that remains of a cherished garment or  well worn work clothes. 

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