How does one's life end up being sold in a Garage Sale to a complete stranger? That's the question i'm asking myself right now. And really, this is an amazing story. I'm a hard man to move, but I gotta tell you, this story me and my wife have gone through over the past few hours has shook us up a little. Please...let me explain.
We are Yard Sale jukies and we hit one today. Well, at this sale was a very old BABY SCRAPBOOK. It was for a baby born in January of 1942. It's a large scrapbook, just slammed full of pictures, notes, letters, and even the HAIR from this childs first haircut. (Gotta tell ya', THAT sorta freaked us out. But back to the hair later.)
Now, let me be up front about one thing. I bought this book with the sole intention of selling it on Ebay. (Yes, theres actually a market for these kinds of personal items.) I saw DOLLAR signs, not a Human Interest Story.
But anyways, once we got home and started going through our booty, we started to look through the Scrapbook. We became enthralled with every page turned. For some strange reason, it made us both just...curious. Who is this baby NOW? And why is this book being sold in a Yard Sale in Palm Beach, Florida? You also have to understand, this baby's family was clearly affluent.
This book has personal letters from some pretty well known people. (Congratulation letters for the birth of their baby) There's some other stuff too that just...makes you know.
Well, I started to research this baby. I spent 4 or 5 hours just searching and searching and searching. I have free 14 Day Trials going right now in I can't tell you how many sites that do searches and background checks. I became absolutely obsessed with finding this baby.
AND I DID.
I found him via his mothers ORBITUARY. And the bitch of it?
THE BABY DIED MANY MANY YEARS AGO. He had died at the age of 27. (I do not know HOW yet though and his death is why the hair freaked us out a little. Or alot. We're not sure yet.)
But guess what? Through these obit's, I did locate both his BROTHER and his AUNT. I haven't talked to either one yet, but I did leave them messages. I want to send the baby home. And I want to know how and why this precious little story ended up being sold to a complete stranger in a Yard Sale. I want to know how this young man died.
I just want to know.....