Remember this game, standing in a circle and someone passing the button then the person in the middle (affectionately known as “it”) had to guess who had the button? Buttons made from bone, horn, wood, metal and seashells were found as far back as the Bronze Age. Simple use of the button did not appear until the 13th century by the Europeans. France became the button capital of Europe and their aristocracy passed laws that limited buttons permitted for common usage. The Church got into the act and denounced them as “the devil’s snare”. To date, the Amish community considers them a sign of pride and do not wear them. So, there you have it and here’s today’s card.