Finally got this to load. I was going to collect scissors from all over the house and pile them up, but was ultimately too lazy. (I have people hair-cutting scissors, dog hair-cutting, nail, small sewing, large sewing, pinking shears, paper cutting (lots because we can never find scissors when we need them), kitchen shears, flower cutting.... yeah, I could go on) Anyway, I settled on two pairs of sewing shears - both old, one so old it is an antique. Both came from an elderly cousin who was a wonderful seamstress and who died shortly after I got married. She had no children and her large houseful of belongings was divided between my mother (and by extension, me and my sister) and her deceased sister's husband.