Love reading your blog every week. A bit about the buttons inside.
Posted by Jeanne on July 31, 2020, 3:46 pm, in reply to "NDR Blog Post, plus more of the purse book"
I grew up in Arvada which was like 1 of only 2 school districts in the US that offered Russian as a language choice in junior high and high school. I took Russian all those years (can't remember hardly any of it) and took a trip to the then Soviet Union in 1977 w/ other school kids. These were lean years for the people living in the USSR and we were told ahead of time that we could bring chewing gum to trade w/ the kids there. Indeed, any time we left the hotel we were accosted by kids who would trade buttons like the ones in your post for gum. I still have all my buttons that I *collected* from that trip, and the kids got gum which I assume they used to trade for other desirable things from other kids. Seeing those buttons makes me wonder if someone else from my trip might have settled in Fort Collins and finally let go of them (I know, unlikely, but still).|