I love collecting. Several years ago, I began collecting buttons. I have new buttons, old buttons, big buttons, small buttons. Buttons tell stories. I have buttons that were on my grandfather's World War I uniform, buttons that were on my great-grandmother's clothing, and buttons that were on my children's clothing. I filled up this enormous jar, two sewing boxes, and now am filling smaller jars. I've also given many buttons to my family and friends.