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My, How Buttons Have Changed

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My, How Buttons Have Changed

In the fifties, my sister and I would play store;
selling ice cream and candy just like our grandpaw.
Granny let us delve into her spare button box
where we found the coins for our special cash drawer.

We sorted them all out by size and by color
marking some as quarters, nickels, pennies or dimes.
Imagination was the best of our playmates;
we even had half-dollars, the rarest of finds.

Last year we two met to go shopping just for fun;
can you guess what awaited me and my sister?
Brand-new buttons made of honest-to-God live coins.
We found all the reg’lar ones, but no half-dollar.

We giggled as we shopped, pretending like old times. 
Strangest thing we discovered along with this find -
the penny buttons? no cheaper than the quarters. 
The cost of the buttons did not match with their kind!


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  1. Date: 2/7/2013 12:27:00 PM
    Great way to go for the contest..A very interesing and creative winning work...Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 7:52:00 AM
    Love this poem Reason!Congrats on the win.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 7:35:00 PM
    Congratulations on a very fine win, Reason!Annalise

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 5:45:00 PM
    Reason, you did an excellent job with this button theme. Congrats on a top win. I really like what you came up with.

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 7:14:00 AM
    Original write congrats on your win xxx

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 3:20:00 AM
    Big congrats Reason , and they have changed too xx

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 10:20:00 PM
    Reason.. :-) congratulations on your well deserved winning poem. Have yourself a good night* always & forever. P.D.

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 7:46:00 PM
    What a really cute poem. And what fun for you and your sister. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 12:55:00 PM
    So many great poems with the theme "Buttons" - everyday things - Each one with different ideas ..... many different "Buttons". - Congratulations on your winning poem! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 10:46:00 AM
    Reason, you always come up with great ideas!

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 7:52:00 AM
    Delightful write!