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22. The Loose Button
George wore a pair of blue shorts around
house. They were old, faded, and ugly, but
were comfortable. And when you are at home,
want to be comfortable. It wouldn't be called "
, Sweet Home" if you didn't feel comfortable there.
when he put on his blue shorts one
, the button was just hanging on by a
. That single button was the only thing that
his shorts up.
George could do two things.
could wait until the button fell off. When
happened, it would probably roll under the sofa
be lost forever. Or, he could sew the
on securely before it fell off.
sewing kit. He threaded the needle and tied
knot at the end of the thread. Then
started the needle through the cloth. He directed
through one of the holes in the button.
he reversed direction. He put the needle back
a different hole, and then through the cloth
He repeated this motion through all four button
until the button was tight. Then he tied
bunch of knots in the last bit of
and snipped off the excess thread. He put
the shorts and buttoned the button. It was
Good for another ten years, he smiled to