An antiques dealer hears a remarkable story:
When I opened a random drawer beside the kitchen sink, the contents startled me. Inside were hundreds of political buttons, and they were an odd mix. The oldest were mostly for Republican candidates, while the newer ones were Democrats.You probably do: Traces of a Man Who Disappeared (The New York Times).
The man overseeing the estate sale approached me as I sorted through them. Within moments I had bought the contents of the drawer.
“So what”s the story?” I asked. “He was a Republican, she was a Democrat? Not so Green Acres?”
“Not exactly,” my host replied. He appeared to be uneasy about something. “There’s a story if you want to hear it,” he said, pausing.