Matthew writes today: I found this article while doing some research a few months back and forgot all about it. After all the work I’ve been doing with Retro Renovation for Aunt Pam, it came back to mind. Here’s the jist: A man buys a big old house in Alabama, takes it off its foundation, moves it 10 miles across town, then discovers a complete room full of priceless treasures — not a single piece disturbed since 1938 and nothing broken in the move, either. I grew up on a farm in Kentucky. When I was little, one of my favorite things to do was go into old barns and abandoned structures to see what cool stuff I could find. As I got older, I still love the feeling of discovering items meant to never be seen again… I guess that’s why I’m studying archeology. Still, I can’t  imagine the exhilaration this guy would be feeling. I’m so going to buy a time capsule home for myself. Click here or on the screen shot (left) to read the article.

Aunt Pam adds: Speaking of hidden treasures, when Matthew was here last week, he and I made an impromptu trek to Gotham (aka New York City) to see the King Tut exhibit before everything heads back to Egypt permanently. We had a BLAST. Matthew is insane for Egyptology, and I have to say that seeing it all through his eyes, I have a newfound appreciation for mummies and cartouches and shabti and the like. Now, he is taking to this blogging thing like a fish to water. I think we really truly are related and share some decisively similar genetic material.

  1. Cindy says:

    Sure sounds like your curiosity and love of “old” stuff is in the genes….from Egypt to MCM!! You two will have a lot of fun together!!

  2. Joanna Crain says:


    My son (20) and I were just talking about the King Tut exhibit today. He visits all the local museums in Austin frequently. Great you got to enjoy it with him!


  3. Amelia says:

    Usually I go in for the detailed and captivating photographs you post, but of all the Time Capsule stories read/slowly steeped myself in through the posted pictures, this one is taking the cake!

    Though there are no photos of the interiors, the article written by Kent is perfectly suspenseful and it’s actually the lack of photos that seems to make it so satisfying!

    Anyway, I’ve spent the last several hours trying to research more, but I can’t seem to come up with any news about how the newer owner faired after that unfortunate lawsuit. Perhaps it is better this way.

    Thank you for posting this great find, and to your nephew for sharing it. I am certain this will fuel my whimsical space-cadet imagination for weeks as I drift off dreaming of hidden passageways, secret rooms, and closed closets full of treasures <3

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