Old buttons

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When the play pieces were gone we used whatever we could find, and played as many cards as we could.  A handful of old buttons, obviously recycled from old garments, placed on some scrap booking paper…and it all takes me back to playing games for hours on end.

Then there was that annoying song we sang at camp, “There was a farmer had dog and Bingo was his namo. B-I-N-G-O….”  

I think we sang it long enough to drive our parents nuts.

You can thank me later from making that song stay in your head.  

6 Replies to “Old buttons”

  1. Hey Deborah. Hope you had happy holiday around your home. Love this shot-the nostalgia comes thru. As a former music teacher, you can imagine how much I hate that song. I did it as sparingly as possible. I also hate Hokey Pokey and Jingle Bells. Perhaps that's payback and now you are singing those. Happy day to you.

  2. Yea, thanks for that song reminder – but it certainly takes me back to my days at camp. Oh and I LOVED roller skating as a kid. I had my own skates and skate case and skating skirt. It was the highlight of my week. And I loved the Hokey Pokey 🙂 Such great memories!

  3. Deb, this was so funny!! I love love those buttons, I taught my girls how to count with buttons. It was the only time they were allowed to play with them, didn't want to worry about them chocking on them. They would love to sit on the floor and count and put them into patterns and by colors. Thanks for the reminder of these special times. Oh and yes, now I will have that song in my head.

    p.s. I had my own skates too when little, fell all the time but kept trying.

  4. I love your collection of buttons! The one with the red thread in it makes the shot!! We used buttons for marking Bingo spots, too!! I made a wreath a few years ago of my grandmother's white buttons! I love to look at all the shapes and sizes!

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