The Take

The Take: Elizabeth Crowell

Button Box On my mother’s round-rim wooden button box,is a painted scene – tan fields, a red barn,three faded, black-eared sheep bowingin a chipped green pasture. Dutch? I wonder. Inside, there are flat, four-eyed, two-eyed, back-eyed,black, blue, square, satin, toggle buttons,some in brass, silver, glass, some with the threadfrayed and hanging like an afterthought. Begot […]