Aren't the old stamps pretty?
As I opened the heavy tube, sure that all my problems were gone (because Hoover's life-savings would have solved all of my problems, right?!) I found a roll of less-than-pretty wall paper. I wasn't too disappointed, though. I would have felt obligated to give the money to Hoover's kids anyhow.
I loved this little note on the inside of the paper roll. I can just imagine young Fran writing this and expecting to take the tube (with a pole inside) and his dad fishing when he got home from his mission. They would have had a lot to catch up on after two years apart.
The return address on the second tube.
I love these treasures, but they still aren't my favorite thing we've found! That treasure is yet to come. I'm still at a loss as to what to do with these things. They are fun and neat, but where do I keep them? Right now they are in a box and I assume I'll just keep them there until...? What would you do with random stuff you found in the walls of your house? Part of me wants to write a note of explanation and put everything back in the walls, back in the dark home they've had for the last fifty years. What do you think?
Donate the items to a local museum. They would love to have these items. I'm sure there is one somewhere in the area? Just found your blog, looking for Raspberry bars! Thanks! 🙂
We actually contacted the children of the couple who but the things there and they came and took most of what we found!
Rob and Marseille
time capsules are fun!
I would put them back, along with a few treasure of your own!