Monday, April 22, 2013
It's not what you think!
Well, it's not what I think you may think.
It is actually a safe!
Without having actual measurements it stands about 2.5 - 3 feet high, looks about 18 - 24 inches square... and it weighs a ton! OK, maybe not a real ton... but it's REALLY HEAVY!
One of my many new "research" projects coming out of the "old family home" ~ the contents of which we are looking at liquidating completely in the next few weeks!
This safe - to any living relative's knowledge - hasn't been opened in at least a decade and quite possibly 2 or more. The one relative we know for sure used it died in the 60s. The house has been in the family since the 20s. And so far no one has discovered any documents or other resource to reveal the combination!
What might your guesses be as to the contents?
The relative whom we know used it was very active in a number of community activities, worked for the "railroad" and was one of the wealthier residents of the time.
How old is it?
What might be in it?
What will be the least expensive way to get it open without damaging the contents?
While the task of liquidation is indeed stressful, I love history and I love it when it's personal as well, and I'm always one for a good mystery!
What about you?
PS - 22 day streak with my Rise'n'Shine challenge!!!