The Button Box

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davran
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Location: Monkton, Kent, England

Post by davran » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:29 pm

I used to pretend the buttons were people and lined them all up in their desks at school. I also used to like sucking them ... and once swallowed a big white pyjama button!! I don't remember telling my mother about it and I'm still here umpteen years later, so I guess it passed through! :oops:

I don't remember my children playing with them much, but have a vivid recollection of my daughter spending nearly a whole morning playing with a pack of blakeys (those little metal crescent things you nail onto the heels of shoes to protect them). I don't know what was going on in her head, but she made them into all sorts of shapes.

You can't beat a child's imagination!
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fmackay
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Location: East Lothian

Post by fmackay » Sun May 24, 2009 7:01 am

My mother's button box was a babymilk powder tin - can't remember the name of it - which we used to love emptying out and trying to find pairs of buttons and any unusual ones.
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Mackay Morrison Manson - Sutherland
Bain Sinclair Gunn Henderson Levack Dunnet Lyall More Corner Miller-Caithness
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