Many of them were already waiting for us when we arrived at the Brookdale Spring Hill Assisted Living facility. Susan, activities director, said the ladies had been looking forward to our visit since they read the article about button collecting in the December issue of the local Senior Voice newspaper. Four of us from our Hernando County Button Collectors Group spread samples of our buttons, button art and books about button collecting across three tables. We removed the chairs from around the tables so those in wheelchairs and with walkers would have an easier access to look at our display. Altogether we talked with a little more than a dozen lovely ladies who enjoyed seeing the buttons and recalling their mother's button boxes or the lovely buttons they had used in making their own clothes. Our visit lasted no longer than an hour but put smiles on the residents' faces, as well as ours.
Sylvia Liszka Durell, Author
Owner of HoleyButtons.com and a founding member of the Hernando County Button Collectors Group in Florida.