What’s in the Box? # 5


What’s in the Box? # 5



I have a lot of boxes out in the garage, and in my closet that have been there for a long time. I thought it might be interesting to have a look inside, and post what all I find.

Some of these boxes are my stored away things, and some are boxes of saved stuff from my parents and grand-parents. It should be fun to see these long lost treasures.

I’ll be posting a new revelation as often as possible, with a few pictures, up until I either get tired of it, or run out of stuff. There are a lot of things to look through.

Hope you enjoy my ‘show & tell’ series! 🙂

Let’s have a look!


This is a box of things my granny kept.


~you can click on the pictures to enlarge~



This is one of several vintage cigar boxes that were in some of the larger boxes I’ve been looking through. I think this is from the early 1930s.

Inside this cigar box I found…

  • Toy pistol & leather holster
  • 2 small turtle shells (in small pill box from 1935)
  • 2 rattlesnake rattles (In small pill box from 1935)
  • Antique Buster Brown Shoes tin whistle
  • 1933 – 4th Grade English workbook (my Dad’s) & large pencil

What’s interesting about the little pill box is that the druggist filling the prescription has the same name as my brother-in-law. Now, my BIL was not born until the 1950s, I believe, and has never been a druggist, though he is a CNA. How weird is this!



~also posted for NanoPoblano~


Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

19 responses »

    • Thanks, Candice!
      It’s so fun to look through all the things in the boxes. I’ve seen a lot of it, but still are some surprises even for me. Glad you’re enjoying this. 🙂

    • Thanks, Colline! Makes me know I’m not the only one in our family that saves things for whatever reason. These were all things that belonged to my dad, when he was a kid. 🙂

  1. How nice that the cigars are “certified” for my protection! I guess that means I can smoke as many as I want without them killing me!

    The druggist also forgot the golden rule of spelling…. “I before E except after C!”

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  3. I’m glad you found that stash in the box instead of a load of mouldy cigars. I wonder how you keep things like that in reasonable condition, do you have to zip them up into plastic bags or put them back in the tin to preserve them? A fascinating find for you, like a time capsule of your very own 🙂

    • Yes, moldy cigars wouldn’t be nice at all! I don’t know how things should be kept, as right now they are just in cardboard boxes out in the garage. Don’t even know if we should keep any of it, as we do need to clear out a bunch of stuff. I do love finding it all, though, and I’m terrible about throwing things away. Thanks for your thoughts! 🙂

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