My family was in town this past weekend for Grace's christening and it was great fun to have everyone here. My brother-in-law, Mark, brought along his trusty metal detector since he had heard about our house of "stuff" and was intrigued by what else we might find.
My niece and nephew assisted in canvassing our yard, front and back. And it yielded...buried treasure!!! (Arghhhh, matey.)
To be specific, he found:
MANY wheat pennies, the oldest from 1916
A broken pen
A pocket knife
Some metal fasteners
And only one nail. Which surprised him but did not surprise me. Because no one had ever done work on this house since it was built, I believe. (Except for the wonky back porch added in the last few decades.) How can there be nails lying around when no one used nails to fix anything? Now, if we had found an empty tube of Liquid Nails? That would have made sense. There was a lot of that in the house.