Grandma's buried silver.
My great grandpa had a country store and ran a post office in a community in Arkansas.He lost money during the great depression,and decided to save money by burying it on the old house place.He took each one of his kids, one at a time and showed only that child where he buried there money, to be dug up only after his death.During a card game, another relative that knew of the buried money, won the house place from one of grandma's brothers that owned the house. Grandma and all her siblings had to take this relative that won the house place, to court for the right to get their money, but for some reason lost in court. The money was buried in fruit jars which is all silver coins, and maybe a few gold pieces.Grandma and Daddy always told me when I was growing up not to go looking for that money because he'd shoot me. One day many years ago Daddy showed me where Grandma's was buried when it was only me and him around. The man that owned the house and all of his relative that lived on the old house place have passed n now. The old well and driveway is still there, but there's a new house on the property sitting in the back yard. My brother and myself went there a few years ago with metal detectors. We went up to the new house and no one was there so we began to dig as fast as we could where Daddy had shown me. There was no other houses in view and it was as quiet as a funeral, so we began to dig like mad. The metal detector sounded off as soon as we start in the exact location Daddy had shown me. As we dug the detector got louder and louder until we hit a big root. I knew then we'd have to stop because it would be obvious we had been there if we had to chop through that root. I wanted to leave no sign of our visit,so we filled in the 10 inch deep hole, laid grass back over it and left. We made up a story that same day and called those people that owned the old house place. We told them that our grandmother had gotten married in the old dogtrot house that used to stand there, and lost her wedding ring the same day in the front yard, and wewanted permission to look for it. They told us (only) if they were out there with us.Well, you can imagine what anyone would say if you dug up jars of old siver coins in their yard, so we never went back.Grandma had 8 or 9 siblings and we don't know how many jars my great grandpa buried for each one of them. No one has ever found any of the money and the only living relative living in the nearest town says there never was any money there. Well, I know for a fact it's still there, and Grandma's only 2 elderly daughters are all that are still living today, they've given up any hope and never speak of it anymore. I don't know why Grandma and all her siblings lost the case in court. but it kills me knowing that money is still there. I've never had the oppertunity to show my sons where it's buried. I would guess that the total amount of silver buried ther would be over between 50 and 75lbs. I've decided to speak to an attorney and just see what he would advise me to do. If you have any other ideas of what I should do I'd appreciate it. ThankS, J.P.
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