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Time capsule
« on: March 03, 2018, 03:42:38 PM »
Bumped into a friend of mine earlier. His elderly cousin died recently and he is sorting out her house.

She moved there with her parents in 1933 when the house was new and died there. Nothing has been done to the house since 1933. She had severe OCD and has not left the house since 1955. She has kept ever receipt she ever had for anything (delivered), each in an individual envelope. She has thirty years worth of newspapers in date order. eeek:

There are boxes full of threepenny bits, half crowns and 10 shilling notes.

Her sister also lived there but died in 1981. Her room has not been touched or even entered since then.

There are 50 years worth of clothes, many new and unworn, wrapped in tissue paper and in perfect condition.

We discussed whether he should torch it or offer the place to a museum of psychiatry. If he continues to go through every envelope and box he has worked out it will take him 20 years to sort it out at present rate of progress.

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Re: Time capsule
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2018, 03:53:45 PM »
Bumped into a friend of mine earlier. His elderly cousin died recently and he is sorting out her house.

She moved there with her parents in 1933 when the house was new and died there. Nothing has been done to the house since 1933. She had severe OCD and has not left the house since 1955. She has kept ever receipt she ever had for anything (delivered), each in an individual envelope. She has thirty years worth of newspapers in date order. eeek:

There are boxes full of threepenny bits, half crowns and 10 shilling notes.

Her sister also lived there but died in 1981. Her room has not been touched or even entered since then.

There are 50 years worth of clothes, many new and unworn, wrapped in tissue paper and in perfect condition.

We discussed whether he should torch it or offer the place to a museum of psychiatry. If he continues to go through every envelope and box he has worked out it will take him 20 years to sort it out at present rate of progress.

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Blud!  eeek:

Get some museum involved that can catalogue and display it!  :thumbsup:

Or torch it!  eveilgrin:
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Re: Time capsule
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2018, 03:54:40 PM »
The vicar's daughter is a museum curator  rubschin:
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Re: Time capsule
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2018, 04:09:58 PM »
The vicar's daughter is a museum curator  rubschin:

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Re: Time capsule
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2018, 04:11:00 PM »
I have called her  :thumbsup:  (on my phone, like)
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Re: Time capsule
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2018, 04:53:06 PM »
The vicar's daughter is a museum curator  rubschin:

Happy to help!  :thumbsup:
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Sounds like a sad story though
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Re: Time capsule
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2018, 05:07:31 PM »
Time Capsule . . .

I thought this might be about that thread that starts:  "Having called my business banking telephone number to speak to my bank manager, a spotty 13 year old no doubt, I end up speaking to a call centre, not a local branch of course . . . "

Now what did that lead to?  'koff


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Re: Time capsule
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2018, 09:26:38 PM »
The vicar's daughter is a museum curator  rubschin:

That explains why she is used to dealing with ancient relics...  whistle:
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Re: Time capsule
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2018, 09:59:52 AM »
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Re: Time capsule
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2018, 11:37:09 AM »
The vicar's daughter is a museum curator  rubschin:

That explains why she is used to dealing with ancient relics...  whistle:

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Re: Time capsule
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2018, 07:28:04 PM »
The vicar's daughter is a museum curator  rubschin:

That explains why she is used to dealing with ancient relics...  whistle:

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Re: Time capsule
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2018, 07:28:31 PM »
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Re: Time capsule
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2018, 08:18:21 PM »
Jeez ...sounds like it will be filthy with dust !!!
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