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Good News: Florida Workers Find 2,000 Silver Coins During Home Demolition

Police in Florida have seized 60 pounds of silver coins that had been stashed for decades inside the walls of a recently demolished home. According to officials in St. Cloud, Fla., glass pickle jars holding more than 2,000 coins shattered while city workers were leveling a 1915 bungalow, turning the demolition into a momentary slot machine. “It was like a treasure hunt — the more you dug the more you found,” one of those workers, Melissa Howes, told the Orlando Sentinel. “We thought we might be able to keep it like finders keepers, but it was city property.” It is believed the coins may have been hidden inside the walls by a former owner during the Great Depression. Click here for more on this surprise find!

 

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Good News: Family’s Heirloom Auction Changes Their Lives Forever

L.T. was put on disability after suffering terrible foot injuries from a car crash. Since then, he has struggled to make ends meet. One day while watching television, he saw an episode of “Antiques Roadshow” in which a Navajo First Phase Weaving Blanket was featured. His family had kept a similar one that had been passed down through generations. Seeing the value of the blanket on TV, L.T. decided he would see if his family’s blanket could fetch similar results. Once verified that it was in fact an authentic Navajo weaving blanket, L.T. took it to auction. Appraisers stated their expectations for the blanket’s market value which were quickly blown out of the water. Click here to see just how high the bidding unexpectedly went!

Saab

Good News: Son Surprises Mom with her Dream Car

Two and a half years ago, Corey Wadden set a goal of earning $1 million by the time he turned 25 to provide his mother with a retirement — something she, like millions of others, had not been able to save for herself in years of working before losing her job. While he’s a long way from that goal, Wadden did manage to surprise his mother with a different present: a classic Saab she’d sought for years. According to Wadden, his mother has spent years talking about wanting a particular old Saab, until he finally had her point out exactly what it was — a 1973 Saab 99 EMS coupe, one of the sportier cars the Swedish manufacturer sold in North America back in that era. Wadden says it took nearly a year of searching to find a Saab 99 in the proper color, then extract it from its owner, before he could spring the surprise. Click here to see this mom’s reaction to the special present from her son!