The Buttons in Aunt Helen's Button Collection

The Button Collection

She saved everything. No, I mean everything! After all, each treasure had wonderful memories associated with it!

She had a box for wandering buttons to save them from the certain trash heap of unforgotten buttons who, for years, performed their duties without complaint.

Aunt Helen's Box of Buttons
Aunt Helen’s Box of Buttons

 

Plastic. Cork. Leather. Wood. Metal. Fabric. Large. Small. Simple happiness.

Aunt Helen, about whom I eulogized back in November, collected all of her wayward buttons. I wouldn’t doubt that she also scooped up forgotten buttons that crossed her path.
Aunt Helen's Box of Buttons - Button Collection

 

The Buttons in Aunt Helen's Button Collection

 

The Buttons in Aunt Helen's Button Collection
The Buttons in Aunt Helen’s Button Collection

 

She, like her sister, was also a voracious reader.

Aunt Helen's Reading Frog
Aunt Helen’s Reading Frog

 

I will always miss her ebullient, effervescent spirit.