Yard sales are many things to many people. For some, yard sales are where treasure troves can be found. For others, on the other hand, yard sales are where people can sell their crap without an excuse.
The way you look at yard sales also has to do with your experience when going through people’s junk. Some people are lucky bastards. They are the ones who always seem to find some bloody interesting and prestigious objet d’art they can place next to their modern décor and have it look amazing.
Others (me) fail at ever finding some interesting antique to make their home look interesting. We are the ones who end up with crap scattered through our house. Let’s just admit it — we’re buying nothing except a future where we will have to start selling this same crap at yard sales.
Emil Knodell was the lucky guy. The 67-year-old seems to have a thing for yard sales, browsing through everyone one in his vicinity. At least, I hope that’s the case because if this guy found a chest full of treasure at his first yard sale then I can just go and bash my head to a wall.
So, yes, Knodell was browsing through crap at a yard sale. This happened in Texas, just in case you want to try your luck at yard sales there. The guy was looking around when he came across a beautiful dresser.
Now maybe the seller was tired of the old thing or it had too many bad memories. Whatever the case, this guy was giving the dresser away for a low price of $100. Even though the piece was more than a hundred years old.
Knodell knew he had found himself a bargain. The guy quickly paid the seller and loaded the dresser into his truck with the help of his friend. What they noticed when they did lift the dresser was that there was a "jingling noise" coming from it.
10. A Secret Compartment
The two were confused by the noise as they knew that all the drawers were empty so they decided to check where the noise was coming from. What they found was a secret compartment at the bottom of the dresser. The latter was filled with diamonds, cash, jewelry and old Civil War memorabilia.
Moreover, the seller admitted to him that he had never known about the compartment. Yeh, as if he had to even say it. Getting this memorabilia in his hands was a great way to remember his grandparents.
I, on the other hand, have a few questions to ask God. Like why is it always the older generation who find such treasures? I have a good 50 years ahead of me, a secret compartment filled with jewelry and cash would serve me well. Yeh…and I’m going to hell.