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flembo
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:58 am    Post subject: Tool of the day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

There is no need for guessing on this one it's Grandma's Button Box.



 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:25 am    Post subject: Re: Tool of the day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I remember it well. I wonder how many of today's grandmas have a button box? Or even know how to sew on a button?
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:59 am    Post subject: Re: Tool of the day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Most of us grew up Mother's Grandma's button box. It was a big help in that eraand still is today.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:06 am    Post subject: Re: Tool of the day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

How many of us played with the buttons in the box???? We never had Legos or even Lincoln Logs. We played with my Grand Mother and Great Grand Mother's buttons.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:25 am    Post subject: Re: Tool of the day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

One was for buttons and another for rolls of thread and string remnants.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:56 am    Post subject: Re: Tool of the day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Grandpa(ME) knows...............
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:32 am    Post subject: Re: Tool of the day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My wife is a grandma and can sew buttons on and sew about anything she wants to.
I built her a sewing room on the back of my shop and she is in it almost every evening.
Richard
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:55 am    Post subject: Re: Tool of the day Reply to specific post Reply with quote


My grandmothers button box was a turned wood affair with a carved top she got from her grandmother. I wonder what ever happened to it? Haven't thought about it in 40 years!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:16 am    Post subject: Re: Tool of the day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Played with them all the time. Now that I'm a grandpa, I still play with grandma's buttons!!1
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:21 am    Post subject: Re: Tool of the day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Now that you mention it, in 52 years of marriage I can't recall ever seeing my wife sew a button on anything. I sew my own buttons when necessary and have no idea what she does with hers.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:26 am    Post subject: Re: Tool of the day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Same here, the missus quilts, used to make clothes, doll clothes. Knits crochet, whatever needs to be done. Spends time now making things for grandchildren and their cousins.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool of the day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

"Sorting" or "Classifying" buttons is a great activity for kids, they love it. Organize by # of holes, color, size, shape, texture, etc. No end to ways to do it, and kids love it. Gets them to put their hand held devices away for a while.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool of the day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I learned to sew buttons when I had my government job,(Army).
 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool of the day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That brings back memories.
I sorted buttons for Grandmother. I had to tie them up on threads after I sorted them into piles of similar buttons.

Does anyone remember cutting the buttons off discarded clothes and saving them? Mother and Grandmother did that.

Mother also taught me to sew on my own buttons. When I went off to college she made me back one of those traveling sewing kits. (And it came in handy more than once!)
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:58 am    Post subject: Re: Tool of the day Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That's why this button box came out yesterday, I was cutting the buttons off of an old flannel shirt to go in the rag bag.
 
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