We might not know anyone happy about cleaning their house. The person might just be forced to do the chores or felt that he or she needed to clean the house because it was filthy. We could imagine the house chores like vacuuming the floor or the carpet, dusting the curtain, appliances, or windows, and setting up every furniture. It could take more than an hour before we could finish our work. However, if we would try to clean our grandparent’s house, we would be aware that we did a great deed towards our elders because they would be too old to do those kinds of things.
No Hesitations At All
There was a man who was asked by his grandmother that he should try to clean their pottery workshop. As soon as he heard the task, he did not hesitate or waver and immediately followed his grandmother’s will. He was happy to help his old relatives. As soon as he got into the pottery, he started to clean as much as he could. Every time he could see dirt, he would immediately clean up until it would look as good as new. However, as the man was tidying up the things in the pottery, he did not expect that he would find something that he would not be able to forget.
There Are So Many Things!
We could imagine what could be inside a pottery workshop, and it would be filled with tools and paints for molding and designing the product and some finished items. In that place, there would also be a group of raw materials. When the man saw how littered the situation was, he tried to take a photo before starting his work. The man saw how dirty and unorganized every item inside the room was, and he planned every step he would do before cleaning the room. However, the man did not know that something astonishing was waiting for him in the pottery. When he helped to clean his grandma’s workshop, he discovered something he did not expect.
A Treasure Hunting
As soon as the man entered the pottery, he knew it would not be easy for him to handle. It would take days before the man could finish the job. He imagined how he would clean up the place because of all the things littered all over the place. The man observed the items in the area and realized that it was not used for a long time. However, he did not expect that cleaning his grandma’s pottery would turn to be a treasure hunt. His experience became viral on Imgur, and the name he was using on that site was ‘todirerl.”
A Long Working Day
Todirerl understood that it would take a day before he could finish cleaning the area. As soon as the man finished planning on how he was going to tidy everything inside the pottery, he began to work. Todirerl did not complain about the situation, no matter how difficult the task was, and knew he could finish it on that day. The man tried to groom the pottery with all he could do. He scrubbed, washed, and arranged every dirty corner he could see. However, there was a brown closet inside the pottery, filled with boxes, woods, and different objects stuck inside the place. He did not go to an unknown location in the workshop because he could not get there quickly.
The Brown Closet
The man looked at the area where the brown closet was, and he assumed that it had never been opened for a long time. The man thought it was stuck because of all the materials and other clutter in the pottery. However, the man started to grow curious, and he gradually approached the closet. Once he reached his destination, Todirerl quickly opened the doors and hoped that he would discover something fascinating. The man also wished that the brown cabinet did not have a dead animal inside, or something worse.
There’s Something Strange
The man was relieved when he saw no dead animals like rats inside the brown closet. However, at first glance, the contents seemed to be all junk. It was why Todirerl frowned in disappointment. There was a tiny part of him that hoped that the closet would contain something magnificent. He started to close the doors of the furniture, but then, he saw something strange about the old cabinet. Maybe it was a great surprise that was waiting to be discovered, like the portal to Narnia. Hopefully, the man decided to take a closer look inside the closet.
A Hidden Treasure
Under the closet, he had seen wooden tiles that were not fitted in the area. The man observed it and realized that the wood was quite loose and he could remove it if he wanted to. He decided to find a way and put away every object inside the closet. At some point, he was able to look at the bottom and find out it was not real. He was curious at that time, and he could only think what was under the loose tiles. It might be a treasure or a family keepsake, yet he knew the only way he could find out was to see it for himself.
Below the wooden bottom of the closet, he saw a hole stuffed with crushed rock. He was excited at what he had discovered, the task of tidying up the things inside the pottery became treasure hunting. The man decided to remove every dirt in the hole quickly. He was curious about what he would be going to find inside the area. After cleaning the spot, a metal figure had appeared. It had plastic in the middle of the object. Todirerl was surprised when he found out it was an old safe which was secured with a combination. It was the time that he immediately went to his grandma.
After he discovered the object, he quickly went to his grandmother’s location. He narrated about how he uncovered the item while he was cleaning the pottery. The man asked about the history or anything she knew about the discovered item, but her grandma could not recall who had set the object in that area. She had no idea about the contents inside the box and even the combination. He thought of a way how he could open the safe. The individual who discovered the item asked for permission to his grandparent to open the vault with the help of his dad.
What Are The Contents?
The family noticed the safe was very old, rusty, and worn, they could not expect it had a valuable item inside. However, they were determined to open it up and find out the contents inside the vault. After they forced their way to open the metal box, they were surprised at what they saw. They expected that it would be filled with various things like money, documents, or even valuable items like jewels. However, they could not consider finding out the bundle of black cloth. As soon as he took out the pack of fabric, he saw something he did not anticipate.
Abandon All Regret Ye Who Enter Here
The family found a piece of cloth after they forcefully opened the safe. However, they did not expect that they would find out something chilling inside the metal box. They looked at each other and thought about what they would do about the bundle of cloth, especially when they read what was written on the piece of paper stating that “Abandon All Regret Ye Who Enter Here.” At that moment, all the people who saw the letter were worried, but he remembered something about the origin of the vault, and mainly, he knew who was the owner of the vault that they found inside the pottery.
Who Was The Owner?
Inside the safe, several items were found that were wrapped with black cloth. Along with the thing, it had an emblem written in Chinese calligraphy, which had a meaning of “double happiness.” The badge was a sign that was usually applied to a Chinese wedding. However, how could the man know who was the owner of the vault? It was because of the piece of paper with a note that they had found in the black cloth bundle. Later, he found various beautiful items inside the box. We could see it in the picture, and they were astonishing.
Back in The Day
The photo we could see would make us feel like we were in that period. The yellow and worm corners that we could observe in the picture was a priceless family heirloom. As we would take a look in the image, it was a man dressed in a suit, and wearing round glasses and a pipe. The image was the man’s relative, and we could say it was the father of his grandpa, or could we call it the man’s great-grandfather. The family had a fantastic discovery. The next photo we would see was also astonishing.
The Past Decades
In the next photo, it was the loving mother of his grandpa. It was amazing we could witness people’s lives from the past decades how they dress or looked like. The relatives that we did not meet when they were still alive, yet we could see an image of how they were living in that era. However, it was not the only thing he had discovered about his family. We might think it was the end of his story, but we should consider what was inside the pouch because it had more stories that would pique our interest.
The pouch had different items inside like old stamps and a pocket watch that still looked good as new. The Reddit user took a closer look at the stamps and found out that the items came from multiple countries. What made things even more fascinating was that some of the stamps came from countries that no longer exist today like the Soviet Union, Zaire (Congo), Katanga (which was now a province of Congo), and more. However, the plastic box still had more to show.
The plastic bag contained coins with multiple shapes and sizes, and it also came from various countries and ages. The Reddit user looked at the coins from Cuba, Jamaica, Pakistan, New Zealand, Venezuela, Southern Rhodesia (now known as Zimbabwe), and other countries and places. There was also one unique 1921 silver dollar from the United States that was worth a lot of money. However, Todirerl discovered something more valuable.
WWI Medal And Pin
Inside the plastic box were a WWI medal and a pin that had a crest. It was likely that it belonged to the Reddit user’s great grandfather, who served in the War. The crest on the pin featured a lion. There was one Imgur user who had read Todirerl’s entire story and explained that the pin had been handed out to everyone who served in combat from the British Empire to Commonwealth troops.
A Mysterious Lamp
There was other stuff inside the safe, and it included a tiny mysterious lamp. The Reddit user described his disappointment when he found out that it was not a genie’s lamp by posting, “unfortunately not a genie’s lamp.” It was likely that Todirerl rubbed the item to double-check if what he discovered was not magical. And when the man thought that he was already finished with his discovery and was going to continue with his chores, Todirerl found an old key.
Something To Open
We probably already knew this, but there would always be a key for every lock. And since Todirerl was able to find one, it meant that it had to open something. It was unfortunate that the Reddit user’s grandmother had no clue what the key was used for. It was why Todirerl thought that it marked the beginning of a session of treasure hunting in the house. There was a possibility that the man would be able to find something amazing.
Focus On The Journey
Some might have been disappointed that the journey taken by Todirerl did not include the discovery of expensive jewelry and ancient artifacts. However, we would agree to a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson that said, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” There was also a similar adage by Greg Anderson that said, “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” Todirerl realized that his family used to travel a lot and collected different souvenirs from various countries and places.
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
We had all heard about the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” The photo that Todirerl posted was an example of this adage. There was a kind person who also used Imgur, and the man downloaded the photo uploaded by Todirerl. It was a photo of his great grandfather, and the user managed to clean up the picture and was able to restore the hidden gem. The old photo was already stunning on its own, but with the help of the Imgur user, the photo was enhanced and had been improved.
More Precious Items
Todirerl should create a safe with some of his precious items and pass them on to his kids and grandchildren. It would be the best way to give them a history lesson and show them more about the past. It was also one way he could preserve memories. Creating his safe would help Todirerl pass on the memories and treasures to future generations, and with this method, we would be able to keep the memories alive. We would never have thought that a simple cleaning session would make such a fantastic discovery for the Reddit user.