Did Your Grandma Have a Box of Buttons When You Were Growing Up?

I fully intended to come chat with you yesterday morning to let you know how my first day of work went, but I was so mentally wiped out from all of the new information I was trying to absorb on Monday that I just came home and crashed. I nearly did last night too, but know I need to get adapted to my new schedule and figure out how to get a few things done, even when I don’t feel like it, so here I am!  It’s going well . . . at least I think it is.  There are so many new things to learn that I’m sure my head will be spinning for quite some time, but as with all new jobs, eventually I’ll get it and it will become second nature.  I hope it happens sooner, rather than later.


Verse of the Day

November 6, 2019

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

James 1:12


Thoughts on the Verse of the Day

I don’t know about you, but it is hard for me to appreciate our need to go through trials. In fact, trials in life are just plain hard to tolerate! This is especially true when we are in the middle of them. But as believers in Jesus, we have some key spiritual reasons to persevere under trials. One of the very best reasons to hang in there when things are tough spiritually is God’s promise to give us the crown of life that can’t be taken away from us.





Button Day
– Aren’t buttons fun?  No, I’m not crazy, they really can be.  Especially the really old, antique ones that are unique shapes, sizes and designs.  Walk down the aisle in a fabric store and you will be stunned by all the different buttons you see!  When I was about two years old, I had a fascination with my Grandma J’s button box.  Like most women at that time, when she had to discard an article of clothing, she saved the buttons and zippers, then used the clothing for quilt squares.  She kept all of the buttons in this ornate box and when I came to visit (or have Grandma babysit for me) we would sit there and sort through the buttons.  I would pick out the most colorful, interesting ones, and she would spend some time sewing them all over the front of my sweatshirt.  This was always a thrill for me, but sometimes not so thrilling for my Mom when my shirt was a new one.  This is one of my happiest memories with Grandma J – she was a tough woman and many of my memories with her aren’t so fun, so it’s nice to have this one.   There are also buttons like you’d get with fun or political sayings and pictures on them.  Many people collect those.  So, the real meaning and purpose of this day could be varied, depending on the type of buttons you like.  So how would you celebrate this one?  There are several ways! 

  • Button Collecting and Display Day – collect and display clothing buttons
  • Button Up Day- ‘cuz it’s cold outside!
  • Pushing Your Buttons Day – (This one could be dangerous – so be careful)
  • Belly Button Day – (I can see this one being fun if you have a little kid to tickle)
  • Belly Button Fuzz Day -(ok, now this is just gross) 
  • Wear Buttons Day – (My favorites have always been the smiley face ones)

However you choose to celebrate, have a Happy Button Day!


Saxophone Day – The Saxophone is a classical woodwind instrument and an essential instrument in jazz bands, symphonic bands, marching bands and more.  The Saxophone was invented around 1840, by Adolphe Sax, a Belgian musical instrument maker, and is made of brass.  Adolphe invented 8 types of saxophones:  Sopranino, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Contrabass, and Subcontrabass. The first Saxophone ever created was the Bass Saxophone. A 9th type of Saxophone, the Soprillo Saxophone, was invented in 2004 and is the smallest Saxophone.       Some famous Saxophone Players (Alphabetical order):

  • John Coltrane
  • Stan Getz
  • Coleman Randolph Hawkins “Hawk”
  • James Moody
  • Charlie “The Bird” Parker
  • Lester Prez Young
  • I’ve never played any sort of horn, the piano was my instrument of choice, but for those of you who play the sax . . . well, Happy Saxophone Day!



Food Celebration of the Day

National Nachos Day – Legend has it in 1940s Mexico, a restaurateur named Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, who loved to get creative with leftovers, dreamed up the cheesy chips we know today.  I find myself feeling a little like drooling as I look at these. Yum! That’s the downside of trying to focus on healthy eating – these celebrations tend to leap out and entice me to the cheesy goodness that I know awaits in a plate of nachos!


We’ve reached mid-week and honestly, at this point in the morning, I’m feeling like there isn’t going to be enough coffee in the land to prop me up. It’s been an exhausting week so far. Have a great day, and know we are on the downhill slide to the weekend! God bless you and I’ll hopefully see you tomorrow.


Celebration list sources:

www.verseoftheday.com   www.brownielocks.com   www.holidayinsights.com   www.thenibble.com   www.foodimentary.com

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