His grandparents’ house stood empty for years. Finally he went inside and found something incredible.
Several years after his grandparents passed away, a man wishing to remain anonymous made quite an astonishing discovery. For some inexplicable reason, their old house had stood empty since their deaths and was slowly falling into disrepair. Raccoons and termites had taken over the place. But shortly before the house was scheduled for demolition to make space for a new build, the new owners allowed the grandson to enter the house one last time. He was fascinated by the things he discovered in this "traveling back in time" experience.
The interior of the house was filled with clutter. It was obvious that no one had lived in the space for a long time. There were piles of books and newspapers from various decades.
The kitchen was still intact with an antique oven and other charming touches.
In a squeaky drawer, he discovered old photographs displaying the high fashion of the time. Wow, how times have changed.
Not everything was so cheery. A rusty machete was uncovered downstairs.
Along with a rusty revolver. He made the wise choice to stay away from the gun. What did his grandparents use this for?
He found other stacks of photos tucked away. They documented important parts of his grandparents' lives. Here is a photo of his grandfather's baseball team from many years past.
And this charming photo is from a party. Is that his grandma? Maybe this is where they first met.
Here is a picture of his grandparents as a young couple: a classic image of a sailor and his wife.
Little did they know that WWII stood just around the corner. His grandfather barely survived the war. A newspaper from October 5, 1944 was also found among the rubble.
He was continually surprised by some of the things he found. Here are old perfume samples. I wonder if they still have a scent.
This sad old teddy bear has seen better days. Maybe this was a favorite of his father's.
This whiskey case was a sweet find. The bottle was unopened and everything else was still in tiptop condition. I imagine this would make some antique hunters happy.
And who is this? The man himself. And the story comes full circle.
That must've been an amazing look into a life past. It almost seems like another world. The man was happy that he had the chance to explore his grandparents' home and life — a nice way to remember them.