I Never Lost My Buttons


In 1964, I was 14-years old and collected presidential campaign buttons. Let’s face it, there’s nothing that attracts junior high babes more than a guy who collects buttons!  OK, I was a dork.

Anyway, while other kids were content to grab a few buttons at the Democratic or Republican headquarters, I went all out.  I saved my allowance and then bought buttons by the gross directly from the factories.  I have no idea why. I stored the buttons in boxes for over half a century.

On the internet, these buttons now go for $3-to-$9 EACH! Of course if I flooded the market, their prices would be measured in cents.

Recently I bought some canvases and made a few hundred into displays.  Actually they look pretty neat – if you like old presidential campaign buttons.

Collecting presidential campaign buttons:  https://www.google.com/


2 Responses to “I Never Lost My Buttons”

  1. steven piotrowski says:

    that is so funny Frank you crack me up!!!

  2. paolo. says:

    ‘Becoming cool’ has been a lifelong process, steve. I figure I’m about one-quarter of the way there.

    People like you are born cool and snagged all the cute junior high babes (when you were in junior high, of course.)

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