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Dr. Mitzvah in Buttonville

Yaffa Ganz

Dr. Mitzvah was walking home from shul when he almost slipped on something round and shiny lying on the sidewalk. For a moment, he thought it was a coin, but no, it was a gold button. “Hmm … someone lost a very pretty button. I wonder who?” A moment later, he saw another one. This one was silver and square.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

boy with buttonsAll the way home, he picked up gold and silver buttons in all sizes and shapes. People across the street were picking up buttons, too. When he opened the door to his house, a small pile of shiny buttons was on the dining room table.

“What are these?” he asked his wife.

“Buttons,” she answered. “Gold and silver ones.”

“I see that. I meant, where did they come from? Who do they belong to? Why are they here? And who scattered them across town?”

“I don’t know. No one else seems to know either. Everyone is talking about the buttons. They’re all overMain Street. Everyone is collecting them. Heavens knows what we’ll do with so many buttons.”

For an entire week, people in Cedarville were picking up buttons.

 

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