As I've stated before, purchasing a family home, where the previous occupants lived for almost 50 years, is not for the faint hearted. We've had to deal with a lot of junk. We've found plenty of surprises and have dealt with family attitudes.
And now we are finding little things that just make us scratch our heads in wonder.
Case #1 - Keys.
On May 15th, Dave's dad found these keys "here on the cutting table". Obviously he was concerned and wanted to remember where he had found the keys in case someone came looking for the set.
However, I would think that after a solid ten years, or even twenty years, it was obvious the keys didn't have a lock to fit so they should be thrown out. Nope - 48 years later they were still laying in a drawer waiting for an owner to claim them.
Case #2 - Receipts
She carefully taped the receipt in a place where she could find it in case the phone needed to be returned (or fixed).
Twenty six years later, I found it still taped to the inside of the front coat closet door. I wonder if the warranty lasted this long.
In reality, such receipts should be tossed after the warranty ends or at least the ten year mark.
And these are just two of the examples I've come across. There is more.....much much more.