Right on the button: Mansfield couple opens up about collection

It’s said that mothers are like buttons, they hold everything together.

It’s hard to argue that sentiment but buttons, like mothers also have stories to tell. That’s where Mansfield’s Cathy “Cat” Krueger comes in.

“About eight years ago a friend of mine was giving a button talk at our church,” Cat said. “I went and she spread the buttons out on the table as a point of conversation, and immediately it took me back to my grandmothers and moms buttons. I touched them and got so excited! It was like ‘where do I sign up.’”

She had been button bitten. Cat had succumbed to the tantalizing hobby of button collecting.

“My friend told me about the Fort Worth Button Club, a wonderful organization where you learn, share and even compete,” Cat said. “I started there; I started collecting buttons and loved it.”

She gradually worked her way up in the organization to become its president, for three consecutive years, but in doing so her schedule became so busy she couldn’t compete.

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