One of the sentimental things that
I wish I had not let get away
was Mama's sewing box.
Mama was a seamstress.
She loved sewing.
She loved quilting,
She'd find a dress that she liked
in the store and go home
and make her own pattern out of newspaper
or paper sacks from the grocery store.
She was thrifty and picked up every
button on the floor and cut off the
buttons from old shirts and coats.
Her sewing box was full of buttons.
I like finding old bottles or cards of buttons.
They make me think of Mama.