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1939 Mother’s Day note found hidden in wall

Posted at 1:36 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 14:38:00-04


(KING) The Zettler family has lived in their home in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood for almost 20 years, but the 100-year-old house has a past of its own. It’s something they learned during a partial remodel.

When the contractor removed one of the walls from the home, Laurie Zettler said they found a Mother’s Day treasure, a note dating May 11, 1939, stuck inside the walls.

The note reads, “Mother’s Day is on Sunday. It is the day when we give flowers to mother. My mother got a nice bouquet.”

The note is written in cursive by a 10-year-old boy named Dean Anderson.

“I was super excited. I got online right away, trying to figure out who he was,” said Zettler.

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