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This is a question Hidden Treasure

My landlord had some builders in to remove a staircase in an outbuilding when a rusty biscuit tin fell out from under the woodwork.

What wonders were in this hidden treasure box? Two live hand grenades and 40 rounds of ammunition. From WW2. I've never seen builders run before.

What hidden treasures have you uncovered?

(, Thu 30 Jun 2005, 13:33)
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Not funny, just rather coincidental
My mother had recently come into possession of some drinking glasses, the rather (once) popular "Whitehall" pattern in peach. Well, I had never seen these glasses in peach before, just clear, amber, and green. She asked me if I would keep an eye out for a matching pitcher, and I said I would, although we both knew it was very unlikely and said as much. This was, after all, in the days before Ebay.

A month or so later, my sister and her husband were moving into a new house, and several members of both families were at the house helping to get it ready to move into. My sister, my mother, my brother-in-law's cousin , and I were all working in the kitchen. For some reason, everyone left the room about the same time, except for me. I was making sure all the cabinets were empty, since I was the tallest of the group. I reached into one cabinet, felt around, and pulled out the exact kind of pitcher my mother was looking for. My sister didn't want it, and we couldn't contact the former owners, so my mother got it. She paraded the thing around like a trophy...
(, Mon 4 Jul 2005, 8:13, Reply)

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