An Arizona woman who bought a table from Goodwill to refurbish ended up stumbling onto a find that provided different family pinch a fascinating penetration into 100 years of family history.
Jenna Franzoy of Gilbert, Arizona precocious purchased an ancient secretary's table for $20 astatine a Goodwill location and told Fox 10 Phoenix that a "secret drawer" fell retired erstwhile she brought it location and was tipping it over.
In nan drawer, Franzoy recovered a stash of humanities treasures that included letters, newspaper clippings, songs, sports articles, and workplace articles making love backmost arsenic acold arsenic 100 years that appeared to each beryllium to 1 family.
"My dearest Martha, mother has been penning to you and I want to constitute immoderate too," 1 of nan letters said.
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A Gilbert, Arizona female recovered 100 years of different family's history hidden wrong a $20 Goodwill desk (Fox 10 Phoenix)
"I recovered it to beryllium really sentimental, and I was truthful blown distant by it, truthful I knew if it was my family member, I’d beryllium moreover much blown away," Franzoy said.
Franzoy decided she would effort to get successful touch pinch nan family successful bid to return nan documents but only had nan sanction Martha McCollough to spell disconnected of.
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Jenna Franzoy sounds 100-year-old letters she recovered wrong a Goodwill desk (Fox 10 Phoenix)
"I conscionable came to really understand this female Martha, She reminded maine a batch of my grandmother, truthful I decided to scope out," Franzoy said.
Franzoy posted astir nan find connected Facebook and was contacted by a female named Shirley Knight who said she was related to McCollough.
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Shirley Knight sounds documents that belonged to her family 100 years ago (Fox 10 Phoenix)
"So apparently, this table and nan items successful it beryllium to my grandmother, Martha," said Knight, who recovered her ain commencement announcement successful nan trove of historical documents.
"McCollough, Kenneth and Nancy had a woman - that would beryllium maine - September 4," Knight said, reference nan announcement retired loud.
"This was for illustration an act of God and I don't judge thing is chance, to him beryllium nan glory," Franzoy said.
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