Chapter 7 – Thirties One of the rumors, at least, was certainly not true. The wholesale hardware store was not a risky business. It profited amazingly. In the fifteen years between Benjamin Button’s marriage in 1880 and his father’s retirement in 1895, the family fortune was doubled – and this was largely due to Benjamin’sContinue reading “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 7 – Thirties”
Chapter 5 – Twenty In 1880, Benjamin Button turned twenty years old, and he started working for his father at Roger Button & Co., Wholesale Hardware. That same year, he began going out socially – that is, his father insisted on taking him to several fashionable dances. Roger Button was now fifty, so he andContinue reading “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 5 – Twenty”
Chapter 6 – The Engagement Six months later, everyone heard the rumors of Miss Hildegarde Moncrief’s and Mr. Benjamin Button’s engagement. (I say “rumors” because Hildegarde’s father refused to announce it publicly. He said he would rather fall on a sword than announce it.) There was a feverish excitement in Baltimore, and everyone was talkingContinue reading “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 6 – The Engagement”
Chapter 3 – Childhood Mr. and Mrs. Button did everything they could. They cut the newborn’s hair short. They dyed it black. They shaved his face until it shined. And they bought boy’s clothes (the tailor-who had to adjust the clothes to fit a grown man-was beyond surprised!). Even so, it was impossible for theContinue reading “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 3 – Childhood”
Today, I read the classic short story, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” It was written by Francis Scott Fitzgerald in 1922. Fitzgerald is most famous for writing “The Great Gatsby.” Have you read the book or seen the movie? “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” was also made into a movie a few yearsContinue reading “Daily Reading – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Think about this: The best part of life is the beginning, when we are youthful. And the worst part of life is the end, when we are weakened. What if it was the opposite? This is Benjamin Button’s life.