Gather around children and I will tell you my button story...
Back in the day I worked at RAND. I worked in the publications department as a typesetter. I have no idea how I got that job other than I lied and lied and lied. Told the man who hired me that I knew UNIX and knew how to typeset. He didn't believe me for a second but he hired me anyhow and I learned (because my best buddy taught me everything I needed to know) and I eventually became a desktop publishing person (I was a beta tester for Microsoft Word and Mathtype.... shut up, I am not THAT old.
Why am I telling you this? Well here is why. While I was at RAND I worked with experienced editors. I really enjoyed working with them all and we all were a pretty close group. One editor that I had the good fortune to work with was Jeanne. Jeanne use to wear buttons on a stick pin to work. I loved Jeanne's buttons. One day she brought in the boxes of her buttons. I believe that they were her mothers buttons that were passed on to her. I was in awe. Beautiful and amazing buttons. So one thing leads to another because I was blabbing about buttons on Facebook. I mentioned Jeanne and her buttons. Jeanne sent me her button collection. So now I want to honor each and every special and amazing button. I want the history. I want to share. I want to know more. Enjoy.