They had lived together for seven months before they finally found it…
These two girls had enjoyed their room in the Kinsolving Dorm at the University of Texas at Austin for almost one full school year. College dorms tend to be simple and Cassie Coker and Sarah McCulley thought that they had the routine down pat.
One night, Cassie came home with her camera equipment, exhausted, and haphazardly tossed it underneath the desk. When a piece of paneling came loose, she knew that she had found something.
The girls used an iPhone flashlight to peer into the hidden compartment and found some items that were old but worthless, and an old envelope that housed quite a mystery.
Old flat top beer cans were not a surprise in a dorm room in Texas, but the envelope was intriguing.
After clearing dust off of the envelope, the girls read the name “Henry L. Jordan.” They immediately did a Google search and found his death certificate. They went on to find his wife’s name and then their daughter, Judy. After scraping more dust off of the envelope, they found another name, “Eckert.”
After more online searching, the two excited ladies came across a phone number for a Judy Eckert. The girls called Judy, and, to their amazement, discovered that she was in fact the daughter of the man mentioned!
The next weekend, Judy and her husband came to Austin, and Judy was thrilled to discover this awesome memory from her parents’ past.
Judy herself had lived in the dorm in 1961 and 1962 before moving out. The find certainly turned out to be a memory she would cherish as a treasure.
Have you ever come across something from a hidden panel or access way? When this kind of thing happens to a college kid, it is better than Christmas!
H/T TO: [LITTLE THINGS]