Billy & Thelma
Billy the Button was a handsome
button. He was navy blue with a beautiful gold backing. He lay on a fancy
sweater, which was saved in the closet for special occasions only.
Billy was a feisty button and that
made him constantly fall off his sweater.
"Oh no! Not again!" he yelled while
rolling around at the bottom of the closet.
Thelma the Thimble appeared quickly.
This was almost a routine for her.
"Want some help, again? Gee, you
sure are lucky I'm always around to fix you up."
At once, Billy began to get
"I don't need you for anything,
Thelma!" he screamed and rolled off.
For days and days, Billy tried to
get back on the sweater without Thelma's help. And for days and days Billy
failed to get back on the beautiful sweater.
And Thelma the Thimble, oh, poor
Thelma the Thimble, was bored out of her mind. Billy was her only source of
excitement every day.
One night, a particularly
disgruntled Billy was sulking in the closet floor, when he met up with Thelma.
"Oh Thelma! I'm sorry! Please help
me get back on my sweater!" Billy cried out in desperation.
"Billy, we were both wrong, you
shouldn't be glad to have me, we should be glad to have each other," Thelma
And so from then on, every day Billy
fell off his sweater and everyday Thelma sewed him back on.