It seems like we've found random little mementos everywhere we've lived. Some are quirky and innocent, like a vintage Mr.Potatohead ear, a tiny paintbrush, old shoe forms with bits of leather...some not-so-much like when my husband found the previous tenants dirty needles in the basement rafters...yikes. Our last apartment was the best though, civil war-era with original frescoes preserved in the entryway, and a mysterious upper room that no one could figure out how to access. We would often joke about the "secrets of the building". One day my husband was giving the attic a thorough cleaning with the shop vac when he came across a very old handwritten letter stuffed under the eaves. Trying to be ever so careful to unfold it, he thought nothing of the shop vac, still running, with the hose tucked in his armpit. The letter stuck to the end of the hose for a second before shattering into powder. And that is how we almost found out the secrets of the building... although we did find a weird cardboard chicken under the attic floorboards.
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