I recently received a phone call recently from a lady who asked if I was the Button Queen. We had a bit of a chuckle and I responded that yes, she was talking to the Button Queen. I have since been deposed but fortunately I did not lose my head.
Trying to escape the roaring heat of Arizona, my mother-in-law, Lorraine Watson spent the last three weeks in North Dakota. At 88, she is still the amazing woman that I first met almost 40 years ago. From the first time I met her, she was a whirlwind of activity. She is famous for wonderful parties, both in Arizona and ND. She was always there when I needed her most. Twice, she drove over 1000 miles to help take care of new born babies. I love her dearly.
I had the delight of spending about 10 days with her while she was home. I asked her if she would mind sorting buttons... And like a whirlwind, she spend hours each day, sorting through 50,000 buttons. She had a keen eye for the unusual. Sometimes, she was lost in thought and other times we chatted the day away. Our time together was more valuable than a king's randsom.
And so, I was deposed as the Button Queen but I remain a true and loyal subject.