I don't know what happened to that old jar of buttons. But when I was talking to my grandmother recently about the jar Granny Besse had given me so many years ago, she sent me a jar filled with buttons, via my mom. She and my grandfather bought them at an auction some years ago.
I was kind of curious what was originally in this Kraft bear jar. Thanks to google, I was happy to discover it originally housed jelly. It's sleeting outside today and the boys and I aren't headed anywhere. So it seems to me.....it's the perfect time to sit by the woodstove and play with buttons and marbles, and perhaps do a little daydreaming of where these buttons have been.