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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Time to Clean My Mother's Basement

A guy in Maryland almost threw away a treasure.

Charles Collins was cleaning out his mother's basement when he came across what looked like a rolled-up tube.

"I said knowing my mom and dad, you never know what could be inside this thing, so I decided I was going to check it out," Collins told FOX 5's Tom Fitzgerald.

Charles was holding a piece of family history.

"So I unrolled it and it's my great-great grandfather's civil war discharge," he said.

But it was not just any discharge. On closer inspection, Charles realized it was signed by Abraham Lincoln himself. [Link]

Velda

VERY cool...I sent my sister a link to this story. She was helping her father in law clean out boxes and found the military papers from his great great grandfather that were over 150 years old as well. He nearly threw them out.

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