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Old 01-15-2020, 05:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool things you find

When you live in your grandparents old house.

Letter from Henry Ford II thanking my grandfather for 30 years of employment. He retired at 35 years.


Plaque commemorating the Battle of Batogne. This one is a mystery to me as this grandfather didnít serve.


This is not really a big deal. Mr Troutt was my grandfatherís best friend. I have no doubt my grandpa made this for him. What is interesting to me is that I deal regularly with a gentleman with the same name. Same spelling and everything. Iím going to reach out tomorrow to see if he knows if there is any relation. If there is, I will give this to him.



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Plaque commemorating the Battle of Batogne. This one is a mystery to me as this grandfather didn’t serve.




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that's pretty dope

just memorabilia from the time, anything to raise war funds and patriotic support would be my guess. news traveled differently back then

if you are giving it away, i'll pay for shipping

https://www.ebay.com/itm/362876048220

edit: cool enough to hang on to
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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that's pretty dope

just memorabilia from the time, anything to raise war funds and patriotic support would be my guess. news traveled differently back then

if you are giving it away, i'll pay for shipping

https://www.ebay.com/itm/362876048220

edit: cool enough to hang on to


Iím sure there is some tie to the family. My grandfather on my momís side served during WW2, but from what I read his unit wasnít involved in that battle. Itís possible it came from a great uncle. I need to reach out to a couple of relatives on his side to see what they know. If I canít find a family connection I may look to sell it. I did a round of cleaning already and itís cleaning up nicely.


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Grandparents have all the good stuff. Found a Hamms service tray and a cool old ashtray down in my grandparents' basement bar. Before this past Christmas I had a dream about cartoon crow lights. Rummaging around the grandparents at Christmas my grandmother had set aside a bottle topper spout, yeah it's old crow brand, crow in a top hat....

Best thing I found was my grandfather's airforce uniform. After he passed there was talk of it, but it hadnt been seen in ages. I found it putting things in the attic. When I gave it to my grandmother she couldn't believe it, tears of joy having that piece of him back.
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Probably not all that interesting to anyone outside the family, but I have a couple old cigar boxes full of my grandpas (dads side) great grandpa, and great great grandpa (moms side) cancelled checks, checkbooks, reciepts, and other various farm paperwork.
Stuff was cheap in the last 20s... And its funny to see a bunch of checks written out for less than a dollar
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Grandparents have all the good stuff. Found a Hamms service tray and a cool old ashtray down in my grandparents' basement bar. Before this past Christmas I had a dream about cartoon crow lights. Rummaging around the grandparents at Christmas my grandmother had set aside a bottle topper spout, yeah it's old crow brand, crow in a top hat....



Best thing I found was my grandfather's airforce uniform. After he passed there was talk of it, but it hadnt been seen in ages. I found it putting things in the attic. When I gave it to my grandmother she couldn't believe it, tears of joy having that piece of him back.


That uniform find is super cool. I need to go through all of mine and find complete sets to put away for posterity sake.


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Read the same thing on another site. Thanks!


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Helped my aunt move a couple years ago and found a campaign poster for JFK. Also a collection of tobacco pipes and the 1921 Notre Dame year book(my great grand dad graduated from there and never left South Bend).
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Have been going through my parents house of 55 years because I am the executor of the estate. Finding a lot of stuff I never knew they had. Found all of my Grandfathers (Mothers Father) Ellis Island paperwork, permission to immigrate papers, even his application he filled out at the US consulate in Sudetenland, a portion of the Check Republic annexed by Hitler in 1938. Grandfather was a German citizen living in that area. His parents decided to get the hell out of there.

Found family history from my father's side dating back to just after the Revolutionary War (1790) from Ohio. Grandfather was a state trooper there before moving to California in 1930's. What a beautiful place Encinitas and San Diego must have been in those days. Found pictures of my dad while he was in the army in Korea. He never talked about that, ever. I know he wasn't there very long as the war ended about a month into his tour. Got my Dad's M1 Garand he bought for $3 from a pile of them at the PX after the war.

My parents, grandparents never seemed to be interested in our family history. They were much more interested in where they were going and not where they came from, so they didn't talk about it much.

Best part is my dad kept all of his dad's old tools and guns and no one else is interested in them.
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No pics but I had to break into a safe a customer brought in about 15 years ago. It belonged to his recently deceased grandfather and contained dozens of old calendars, I snuck a quick look through a few of them and every day had a detailed description of what his grandpa did, meals, who he met with etc.
The calendars I did look at were from the mid sixties. I hope the grandkid kept them.
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When my grandparents passed and we got the house which was right next door we found 15 gallon cardboard barrels full of used brass (Big Grampa loved to reload and shoot) We also found some small amounts of cash in cans in the basement along with leftover ration books from the "Great Depression" era.
I'm not sure what ever happened to them.
I do have a double barrel 20 ga shotgun that has been cut down on both ends to make it easier for a child to carry it.
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Have been going through my parents house of 55 years because I am the executor of the estate. Finding a lot of stuff I never knew they had. Found all of my Grandfathers (Mothers Father) Ellis Island paperwork, permission to immigrate papers, even his application he filled out at the US consulate in Sudetenland, a portion of the Check Republic annexed by Hitler in 1938. Grandfather was a German citizen living in that area. His parents decided to get the hell out of there.

Found family history from my father's side dating back to just after the Revolutionary War (1790) from Ohio. Grandfather was a state trooper there before moving to California in 1930's. What a beautiful place Encinitas and San Diego must have been in those days. Found pictures of my dad while he was in the army in Korea. He never talked about that, ever. I know he wasn't there very long as the war ended about a month into his tour. Got my Dad's M1 Garand he bought for $3 from a pile of them at the PX after the war.

My parents, grandparents never seemed to be interested in our family history. They were much more interested in where they were going and not where they came from, so they didn't talk about it much.

Best part is my dad kept all of his dad's old tools and guns and no one else is interested in them.


The older I get the more interested I get in my familyís history. Maybe itís because all of my grandparents have passed and I feel like I am losing some of that.


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The most unsettling thing I found while clearing out grandma's house was a photo my grandpa took of a large stack of bodies at Dachau. I also found a couple "mother's crosses" which I assume were mementos from the enemy.

Growing up, he said he'd tell me war stories when I turned 13. That conversation never happened.
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The most unsettling thing I found while clearing out grandma's house was a photo my grandpa took of a large stack of bodies at Dachau. I also found a couple "mother's crosses" which I assume were mementos from the enemy.

Growing up, he said he'd tell me war stories when I turned 13. That conversation never happened.
I've seen a few similar photos, can still see them in my head.

When I was a teenager my maternal grandfather offered me a nazi flag that he brought back from his tour. I turned it down. Kinda regretting that now.
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I am over at my parent's house this morning. I was up in the loft over the RV garage and found a new army footlocker. I mean its pristine. Stuffed into the corner and covered with a bunch of old camping gear. 1 old Coleman liquid fuel camp stove, 2 propane stoves. And, 2 old school 5 gallon gas cans that look new. Original gun boxes to nearly all of my dad's guns. Score.
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I have all the old diaries from one of my Great Aunts. They start in 1907 or something like that. She wrote in those everyday. Its that handwriting that they hook every word together and they are hard to read. From another great Aunt I got some old Dynamite case (from when you could go down to the local hardware store and buy the stuff) and a bunch of uncancelled postage stamps (no upside down planes though). My mom got an old crank up Victrola record player with records from my Great Grandparents, and it still works.

Lots f history from around Co from my moms side. Homesteading and such. My Great Grandfather got one of the last homesteads in Colorado and its still in the family.
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The most unsettling thing I found while clearing out grandma's house was a photo my grandpa took of a large stack of bodies at Dachau. I also found a couple "mother's crosses" which I assume were mementos from the enemy.

Growing up, he said he'd tell me war stories when I turned 13. That conversation never happened.
My Grandfather was part of the liberation of Dachau. He, towards the end of his life told stories from the war, but almost nothing about Dachau. We have a picture of him and others at the gate accepting the German surrender of the camp.

Lots of mementos from the war have been found over time in their old house.
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My grandfather was a captain in the marines and made marksman. He was very into shooting. When he passed away he left me some guns that I donít know much about.

One has only a Winchester marking and a serial number. No caliber ID. Looks to be .22 cal rifle cartridge. It has all the features to make a precision rifle.



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My grandfather was a captain in the marines and made marksman. He was very into shooting. When he passed away he left me some guns that I donít know much about.

One has only a Winchester marking and a serial number. No caliber ID. Looks to be .22 cal rifle cartridge. It has all the features to make a precision rifle.



.243?
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whats with the mag floor plate? dunno if its the pic but looks kinda bent.
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My grandfather was a captain in the marines and made marksman. He was very into shooting. When he passed away he left me some guns that I donít know much about.

One has only a Winchester marking and a serial number. No caliber ID. Looks to be .22 cal rifle cartridge. It has all the features to make a precision rifle.



220 swift?
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whats with the mag floor plate? dunno if its the pic but looks kinda bent.
Iíll take a better pic when I get home. It doesnít sit flush with the bottom of the stock, I thought it was made like that? I noticed it and thought the same.

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That was my guess. The other gun I got is chambered in that too so itís likely. My brother kept a beautiful.22 that I was drooling over. Other brother wanted the 30-06
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whats with the mag floor plate? dunno if its the pic but looks kinda bent.
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