Gee I Have A Mystery On My Hands Here

@pyewacket (43958)
United States
July 19, 2008 6:54pm CST
I just got the weirdest email from a friends of mine. Actually she was a friend to my mother's as well. My friend, Lisa isn't exactly a big one for words in emails...very short and rather cryptic...but I'm scratching my head now trying to figure out, what the heck does she mean? Here's her email to me.... [i]B4 your mom passed away, she was aware of the storage bin in her name. There was a reason for this. Please don't tell them that she has passed away. I have contacted them and directed all calls to me. I'm paying it monthly. So there is no need to worry. [/i] Like huh? What storage bin, when did this take place, why didn't my mother ever tell me about this? After she died, I never came across any papers mentioning that anything was in storage. Now I'm dying of curiosity knowing gee, what's in that storage bin. I emailed Lisa back to give me her phone number so I can call her as for the life of me can't find her number..she lives in the Long Island area of NY. So waiting to hear from her again. But yikes is my imagination is running rampart here...what is in this storage bin? Are there prized family treasures worth a fortune that I don't know about?...Am I like Harry Potter who finds out that not only is he a wizard, but that his parents left him a fortune left in Gringott's and is waiting in vault??? LOL Okay to turn this into a discussion...has some weird unexplainable mystery crept up in your life...something that while they were alive some family member didn't tell you about but you found out by another source? This is driving me batty
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@sedel1027 (17846)
• Cupertino, California
20 Jul 08
I can't say this has ever happened to me, but I am quite intrigued by your situation. I can't wait until you speak with her and find out what is in storage!
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@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
20 Jul 08
It is rather intriguing...I keep going back and forth from being here and check my emails cause I'm dying to talk to my friend about this but I need her phone number
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@howard96h (11640)
• New York, New York
20 Jul 08
Pye you have got to get in contact with Lisa somehow. I am so curious for you.
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@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Well I'm waiting her to email me back so she can give me her phone number...one annoying thing is that Lisa keeps changing her phone number.
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@Aussies2007 (5336)
• Australia
20 Jul 08
This must be where the $100.000 your neighbor thought you had... must be hidden. Good luck... lol
@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Hehe Now THAT would be nice
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I have not had anything strange like that happen to me but I think I might know what yours is about after reading it over and over. Maybe your mom's friend has the storage for herself to keep some things and had to put it in your mother's name to keep it secret from others? She may have told you this in case anything was ever sent to you via mail? I have no idea but this is my thinking.
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@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
20 Jul 08
It could be that as you said that for some reason Lisa wanted things stored but not under her name...which makes it even more mysterious then, no?
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I sure hope if and when you find out it is something you can share with us after getting our curiosity up. hahahaha
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@bmorehouse1 (1028)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Oh my gosh. If I ever received an e-mail like that I would be on pins and needles until I found out what it was concerning. Maybe it has nothing to do with your mother. It looks like Lisa doesn't want a certain person to know that she has what ever is in that box. I hope it isn't anything illegal, but I doubt that your mother would have offered to have it in her name if it was. I have never had anything like this happen to me, but will be anxiously waiting to hear from you what you have found out.
@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
20 Jul 08
No I doubt if it's anything illegal...Lisa is a good person and our friendship does go back many years..still wish my mother had clued me into all this though.
• United States
21 Jul 08
I would hazard a guess that Lisa asked your mother to put it in her name, your mother did and probably completely forgot about it. It was probably nothing important to your mother, but was important enough to Lisa to have it under someone elses name. Good luck!
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20 Jul 08
Hi pye, !Wow! what mystrey, now I'm my edge of the to find out in next instalmenet, what an adventure,please try and fine her number I'm all eyes here and let us know what was in that storage bin. Nothing exciting like that has ever happened to me but just found out that my two granmothers one my mother's side and one from father's side were french apart from my grandfather was Italian. Britht Blessings Tamara
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@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Well I still haven't gotten an email back from her so she can give me her phone number and she's not exactly speedy about her emails back...LOL
@winterose (39887)
• Canada
28 Jul 08
yes matt's property, but why would this women be paying for a storage bin, and why did she say don't tell them about it, what is she hiding? I am sorry but it sounds fishy to me.
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@winterose (39887)
• Canada
29 Jul 08
sure check it out you have nothing to lose just like matt and his property.
@Lakota12 (42602)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I would think since she is paying fr it now and she dont want them tol dyour mom has passed that what eevr is in there might possible be the friends not yours or you mothers!
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@Lakota12 (42602)
• United States
23 Jul 08
that you will have to ask her!
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@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
22 Jul 08
Yes, I'm beginning to think whatever is in that mysterious bin really does belong to my friend...still like to know why my mother never mentioned this "deal" between her and Lisa though
@laglen (19759)
• United States
20 Jul 08
This has not happened to me but I wanted to say good luck. I hope it is something fabulous! Maybe your the royal family to a little country somewhere........
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@laglen (19759)
• United States
21 Jul 08
Maybe they are giving you the barony!
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@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Hehe..actually I do have some "royal" blood in me...my grandfather's mother was born in Madrid Spain and her father was a Baron of Madrid..
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@BarBaraPrz (44981)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
20 Jul 08
Wow! That is a mystery. Now you have me curious, too. I know you'll let us all in on the secret once you find it out.
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@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Hehe..oh, the intrigue of it all...still waiting for her to email me back
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@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Hehe...you didn't read a lot of Nancy Drew as a kid did you? I sure did. Or Agatha Christie? Nero Wolfe, Dorothy Sayers? LOL
@faith210 (11224)
• Philippines
20 Jul 08
Hi pyewacket! That is very strange. I am getting curious too! haha..Why is that storage bin under your mother's name in the first place? Then, why would she continue paying for it? Maybe, she probably asked your mother to use her name because Liza is hiding something from her family or maybe, it is the other way around. But whatever is the content in that storage bin, you can only find out through Liza or you could just blow the whistle and see it for yourself. Yikes! I think I will ask Liza first. Good luck in solving the mystery. I, on the other hand, haven't came across such mystery in the family except for who amongst my relatives who are speaking behind our backs. haha.. Take care and God Bless!
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@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
20 Jul 08
I would have no way to have access to that storage bin and it's quite a distance from me...without a car would be impossible to get to. I just wish my mother had mentioned something to me either way...but then my mother didn't tell me a lot of things..sheesh
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@faith210 (11224)
• Philippines
21 Jul 08
Hi pyewacket! If I just live near you, I will drive you myself. However, I am oceans away! Good luck! Take care and God Bless!
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@ellie333 (21016)
20 Jul 08
Hi Pyewacket, that is a strange one I agree and to suddenly email you now about it is also quite strange eh! I hope she contacts you back and that you get to the bottom of the mystery. I haven't had anything like this happen but I did find out by accident that my real grandfather wasn't my real grandfather and this was discovered when I was vetted for the army and they came back and asked why my surname was my surname before my fathers surname was that, WHAT? I had to start asking questions and it turned out that as my dad had been bought up by his step father sincec a baby he had always used this surname rather than his real fathers and then when I was born I was registered in that name too but my dad then had to have his name changed legally by deed poll which was done after I was born so that is why the army questioned. Ellie :D
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@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Gee you wouldn't have thought you could have found that out by something like the army questioning you though...makes you realize that maybe the govts. know more about our families than we do, right?
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@ellie333 (21016)
21 Jul 08
Hi Pyewacket, Here in the UK the government have so much information that this wouldn't suprise me at all, but they also lose a lot of it too which is even more worrying. Ellie :D
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@bunnybon7 (50975)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Jul 08
i think most of us have had mystery like that. good luck on it. i hope its something great. mines bad and i'll never know the answer. my mom, before she passed told me she had 10,000 dollars under the carpet hidden near the bath room. my uncle and i pulled up a bunch of the carpet there an never found any thing. some people in the family said she told them other places. now, no one knows if she was just senile or haveing one last laugh on us or if her boyfriend found it first or someone else. etc. then, my storage was broken into and nothing of much value except to me was taken. they left jewelry and other valuable things and stole pics and a couple of keepsakes from the kids?!!
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• Abernathy, Texas
23 Aug 08
That's true, the old "hiding it under the mattress" from the depression. Banks fell and all. I think we should start doing it now with the economy falling! I've never had a mystery like this bunnybon....
@bunnybon7 (50975)
• Holiday, Florida
21 Jul 08
ha! no, it was funny. even worse was when the whole family was there sorting out thing with me and i was up in top of the closet, pulling out some bed clothes and a bunch of old pics fell out. i screamed "oh, yes!" because i love my pics better than money. everyone came running thinking i found money!HA! yes, elderly people have a tendency to stash money and valuables in strange places.
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@Opal26 (17679)
• United States
20 Jul 08
Wow Pye, this is really weird! I don't blame you for being freaked, I know I would be. Why wouldn't you mother tell you about it if it was important. Your mind must be racing trying to figure out what this could be about. Why would this woman not want who to not know what? This is a real life mystery. Why would she leave you hanging like this? I don't know what I would do if it was me. I'm not the patient type so I'd be pulling my hair out trying to contact her and find out what she is talking about. Please keep us informed of this continuing mystery...
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• United States
20 Jul 08
I cannot think of any mystery that came into my life, at the moment, but I'm sure it has happened. One thing that comes to mind was what I call the mystery of the loose thread. A friend came into work wearing a brand new suit, & while everyone was telling him how nice he looked, I mentioned something like "Just don't pull on that loose thread there." He promptly removed the suit jacket & kept looking all over for it, & kept asking me where I saw it. I kept saying, "right there" with him replying, "right where?" Then it finally hit him of WHO warned him about that non-existant missing thread, as we all just kept laughing. I don't know what your friend, Lisa, is like, but if she's anything like me, she's probably receiving & reading your emails with this look on her face --
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• United States
22 Jul 08
i'd ask her what it was before i travelled out to see it-might just be clothes or something. family mystery..not really,other than i keep finding more and more brothers and sisters my dad didn't know he had.appearently,my grandpa was a randy ol' coot.
@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I did an update about this so-called mystery...nope no hidden fortune there but actually a practical explanation.
@vaishalik (237)
• India
20 Jul 08
This is really make me curious about. Why don't you contact your friend again & again? Only she can clerify you about all these things. Better way you meet her & solve your problems.
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@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
22 Jul 08
She hasn't replied to my email yet. So I'm waiting to hear from her. And no doubt if she would "meet" me...she lives kind of far away from me..several hundred miles away..she only comes out to visit me on rare occasions...I don't drive so can't go to her
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
21 Jul 08
That is really bizarre Pye. I don't think I'd appreciate that one bit because if it's in your mothers name then why is this woman trying to keep it to herself and tell you only what SHE wants you to know. Something's not right and I'd make it known too, that is AFTER she tells you what it's about and you have a chance to inspect the contents. If she doesn't tell you then I'd be on the search to find out more but I wish I knew how to find it out where and which storage facility it is. Maybe the police could find out?
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@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I just did an update about this and it turns out not to be so mysterious after all. Oh, well...
@mikeysmom (2088)
• United States
20 Jul 08
it would drive me batty too and i think she owes you an explantion. you do not just send a message like that for no reason. she obviously wants you to be curious. how well do you know this person? is she to be trusted? let us know what hppens here.
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@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
22 Jul 08
Yes, she can be trusted and I've known her a long time. She's never been very good at lengthy emails to me...just short ones to me
• United States
20 Jul 08
That sounds strange to say the least. I love mysteries. It seems strange that your mothers friend has this information instead of you. If you ever find out what the secret is i hope you will come back and tell it. It woudl be so fun to discover you had inherited a barrel of cash, now wouldn't it?
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@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
22 Jul 08
That would be great if I inherited a barrel of cash ...