Totally Shocked at my Findings

@ramapo17 (24026)
Melbourne, Florida
July 28, 2017 10:25pm CST
Tonight I was trying to clean some crates of files that I have had for years. I never went through them when we moved to here 3 years ago. I knew I had some of these exsisted but never this much. I have papers about both sets of my parents, (they have both passed a few years ago), going all the way back to the 1800's. I had no idea. My mom died about 5 years before my dad and when he died, my sister and I had to clean out a house that we lived in since 1950. Imagine all the "junk" in there. It was a disaster for both of us. Some things got pushed aside and not looked at for years. I just spent hours reading through a lot of them. There is so much on them that I never knew and I am still trying to get things straight in my head. As I go through them I will write more as this alone can become a book. So many things have been answered tonight for me.
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@allknowing (65162)
• India
29 Jul
The only mess that i have here is paper clutter and I have misplaced a very important document
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@jstory07 (67145)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Jul
I hope you find that document.
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@ramapo17 (24026)
• Melbourne, Florida
29 Jul
I know the feeling. My husband has all his papers neat and orderly. The big difference is he was the only child and he has nothing to go through. These papers will take me a very long time to go through them. It is eerie seeing handwriting of some relatives from the 1800's.
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@jstory07 (67145)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Jul
@ramapo17 That has to be very interesting finding out that information.
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Jul
le me I found out some rather unoeasant thing avout my dad' when I did the f amil y tree but tats oay
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@Courtlynn (66134)
• United States
29 Jul
Wow that must have been a mess to go thru back then. Are they like family histories and stuff that you found?
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@ramapo17 (24026)
• Melbourne, Florida
29 Jul
Yes going all the way back into the 1800's. I can see so many familiar things that I have seen in my lifetime. It is fun to think about a relative that I am like.
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@Courtlynn (66134)
• United States
29 Jul
@ramapo17 oh im sure. Thatd be interesting
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@ramapo17 (24026)
• Melbourne, Florida
29 Jul
@Courtlynn I never thought I would find anyone like me
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@LadyDuck (157608)
• Switzerland
29 Jul
My mother is still alive and she lives in a big apartment, I do not even want to think how much stuff there is inside.
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@LadyDuck (157608)
• Switzerland
30 Jul
@ramapo17 Mom is very organized, but she has plenty of different things in her house.
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• Bedford, Texas
31 Jul
I had to clean out my Mom's house after she passed. So much stuff. A few months ago I started going through all of my boxes and got rid of a lot of stuff that wouldn't mean anything to any one except me.
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@ramapo17 (24026)
• Melbourne, Florida
1 Aug
I still have a lot of things to go through, especially pictures. Dad has been gone 3 years and I am still not taking the time to go through his stuff. We have moved twice since then and I am still going through other things. One day I will.
@Elizaby (3661)
• Pensacola, Florida
30 Jul
Glad you are finding answers and learning new things as you go through thoses boxes
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@ramapo17 (24026)
• Melbourne, Florida
31 Jul
It so interesting.
• United States
29 Jul
Wow amazing that you found such interesting papers. I also have things packed away from when we sold my moms house but I doubt i'll find anything very interesting
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@ramapo17 (24026)
• Melbourne, Florida
29 Jul
I have to find out how I can preserve all of this as I intend to leave it to my youngest grandson. Some of the papers are so old and it is amazing that I can still read them. I also have a big picture of my grandmother from the 1800's.
• United States
29 Jul
that is a treasure you found....
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@ramapo17 (24026)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Jul
I know my youngest grandson is going to be very interested in this.
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@Tracy04 (10839)
• Malaysia
29 Jul
Wow, a 1800s story will be such an amazing and interesting story to hear.
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@ramapo17 (24026)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Jul
I was surprised to see so many family members with the same name.
@andriaperry (50863)
• United States
29 Jul
I love it when I find stuff like this.
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@ramapo17 (24026)
• Melbourne, Florida
30 Jul
I could have been up all night going through it.
@jstory07 (67145)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Jul
I have not went through my mothers stuff from World War two yet and I really need to.
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@ramapo17 (24026)
• Melbourne, Florida
29 Jul
It is interesting as I was reading some things I was visualizing things back then. I was shocked to see how many people had heart problems. My grandson was born with 4 holes in his heart and we all went through a very dramatic time. We never knew anyone in the family had any issues with the heart.
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@snowy22315 (47263)
• United States
29 Jul
Yes, sometimes you don't know what you have until you start to look at it.
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@ramapo17 (24026)
• Melbourne, Florida
29 Jul
I was sitting here visualizing all the people and living back in those times. I wish it wasn't so late as if I started reading all of this now I would not go to bed for days.
@vsai2008 (7835)
• India
29 Jul
Wow you have some really interesting stuff Precious as well
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@mandala100 (43540)
• Hong Kong
29 Jul
@ramapo17 Yes my friend it's a time of self-discovery and self re-discovery with the materials you have just discovered.
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