Re: Old documents
The ones who .ived through the Depression saved everything!!! When my great aunt died, the one who left the land to 12 of us, we had to clean out the 2 story house. in all but 2 rooms, the 2 she used, there was a path way through the center with boxes of stuff stacked to the ceiling on each side. We found sympthy cards from the 1880s!!! Found a doctors leter signed by the county clerk stating that one of my great-great-great-great uncles was unfit medically to serve in the home guard or regular military during the Civil War! Found mconfederate naval buttons from a cousin who served in the CSA Navy. Found all kinds of Civil War buttons from both sides where family members served. Found WWI military stuff, WWII military stuf, and on and on! My great ant and 2 great uncles never married, lived together till each dies in that house, kept a yearly diary each, and we found each years diary from each one of the 3 neatly stacked in boxes! We found a powder horn dated 1813 stuck in the closet with one of the families initials on it. Pulled a stone jug stuck in the hole where a stove pipe went in teh chimney in a room not used that brought $2000 at auction! My mother and her siblings auctioned off all that was not family marked (ancestors personal items not sold like the letters and buttone) and the auction brought in $80K with MANY off the items going to museums.
It is great to find old stuff liuke that BUT I could NEVER live in a house like that!!! I had been in that house thousands of times in my life BUT did not know till my aunt died that the wals and ceilings in all rooms but the 2 she lived in were hand hewn ceder boards. Some of the most beautiful walls and ceilings you ever saw till some azz wipe set the house on fire 2 years after my brother and i bought the rest of the heirs out. I found over $1K stuck in a post in the stairs banister, all in big biils from the 1930s!
NOT ON OUR WATCH
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