OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Linda Stafford has been going to garage sales for 30 years, and taking good-natured ribbing from her family all the while.
Now, the tables have turned.
Stafford has found more than $3,000 in bills dating from 1928 to 1953 in the bottom of a high-backed chair she bought at a garage sale — for two bucks.
“When we found the money, they could probably hear us screaming all over the neighborhood,” said Stafford, 57.
She made the discovery while trying to make room in her garage for more furniture. When one of her daughters, Mandy Rath, heard something rattle in the chair, they removed the bottom. Placed inside a compartment were two paper packets, one with $10 in coins, the other with $3,060 in bills.
Stafford remembers what she paid for the chair, but not where she bought it.
“I know that I’ve had it out in our garage for at least a year, maybe two,” she said.
But, Stafford was not sure how she would spend the money.
“Who knows?” she said. “I might spend it all at garage sales.”
One never knows for sure what they are buying till they get it home!
I can only guess what the chair looked like as there are no photos on the net, picture above is mine!