09 July 2012

A True Treasure Chest

Due to a mouse that decided to live the last of his life in the only closet in the house...we had to dismantle everything that was in the enclosed space to find the rascal.

It is a pretty small closet but it is amazing how much STUFF can fit in there. It is mostly all of Farmer's family's things. His grandmother's nick nacks from High School, His Grandfather's hats, great grandmothers shoes... you catch my drift.

During the cleaning phase I got caught up in the moment and started going through all the stuff again. Reading Eleanor's Love Letters from when she was young. It is amazing how things really do not change. (comparing to my youth. Nowadays I am not sure if they still write love letters or just send texts?!) After awhile, farmer found the dead mouse so it was time to start putting everything back in a more orderly fashion. He also repaired the hole that mice have gnawed out throughout the years to get into the sun-of-a-gun with an old tin can lid (we are retro!!).

Well, while we were stacking and sorting there was that green box staring at me again. See, I've wondered about this green old box for awhile. It has a big green lock on it and no key attached. I asked Farmer if we could break into it because I have about had it with my curiosity. So later that evening while settling down in the living room he got his stash of keys. He went through one lump of keys but none worked. Then he remembered he had another set of keys that we had found several years ago in the barn. the second key opened the box.

I about jumped a mile outta the sofa.

What could be in there...ohhh lemme look!

It was what I have always wanted to find...

Another stash of old pictures!! More pictures of Sam's Family's Past. And the best one I could find where of his Great Grandfather's Grocery Store in Dublin, TX. We still have some of his grocery things in the barn (dated about 1920s to late 1930s). But never have seen a picture. Maybe this will give us a clue to see if the building is still there. I believe it was on Grafton Street. So next time I go to Dublin, I'm going to peak into the windows and see if any look similar to the pictures!

What a find!

All thanks go to the dead mouse!


  1. Love this story! It didn't surprise me at all that Sam had the key! There is no telling what other treasures are hidden away just waiting to be discovered by you two! Great photos!

  2. It was exciting, especially seeing your reaction when I unlocked the box and then said lets wait until tommorrow to see what was inside!!! LOL Very interesting a fun photos for sure!