I do love a good deal and/or finding a special treasure at a thrift store or antique mall. This past month, I didn't have many opportunities to go treasure hunting as I was trying to stay safe. But, I did luck up with just a few items that I'm crazy over!
Now, for the real diamond in the rough!
Inside was a bounty of typed and handwritten papers from the '40s.
Here's a look at just some of what was in there.
I have to admit that it wasn't until after I filmed my video of the haul that I realized that the paperwork was from the Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad (GM&O) - where MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER WORKED IN THE '40s!!!! I've gone quickly through most of the papers looking for his name, to no avail. But, it's still so cool.
I was worried that my husband would chide me for buying a metal box full of papers. So, I told him that I would cut the box up for jewelry if I needed to.
Have you found anything good lately?
I bet your great grandfather's getting a chuckle from your treasure hunt find. Cool indeed! Sparkle on!ReplyDelete
Monica, I bet he would just shake his head at me for treasuring something that they probably found little value in. I still think it's cool!Delete
It is possible a historical society or museum might be interested in those papers if you are willing to part with them. I would definitely treasure that box.ReplyDelete
Kathy, I did think about that. But so many of those papers have little historical significance. Most of them are just copies of letters denying overtime because it wasn't authorized. And, from my research, most of those interested in the GM&O are just interested in the trains themselves. Thanks for your suggestion though!Delete
Ha, I always wanted to ask you if you read these old letters and papers :) The box is such an unique find!ReplyDelete