Clues in Hiding
by Jim Resseque
My e-mail address is JR541@aol.com
and I live in NY.
I was at a Baseball card and collectibles show about 7 years ago (about 4
years before I got into Genealogy) and was walking by a dealers table
when I overheard a dealer saying to someone that he had some old
Brooklyn Eagle Newspapers from the 1850s.
I was interested because I
didn't know you could buy papers that old. Well,
I asked him how much they were and he said I could have the 2 for $30 and
I took them home without having looked at them too much and then
in a safe place. Once in a while I took them out to show people.
years later after having gotten
into genealogy I found out that my family lived in Brooklyn (as well as a
places) and that my Great Great Grandfather William F. Ressegiue was an
3 months ago I remembered about the papers and checked to see
if I could
any Ressegiues and sure enough there was an ad in one of them for
Patent rollable spring mattresses.
Needless to say this blew my mind that
I would find this paper by chance because of someone talking about them.
And also that I had it in my house for 7 years before even knowing the
name was in there. I think its eerie.
Submitted: Sat Jun 26 12:29:48 1999
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